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Relief from Hidden Cable TV Fees

Look closely at your cable bill-- you might be surprised to find fees you never heard of, driving up the cost: Broadcast TV fee, regional sports fee, set-top box or rental fees, and many more. Add it all up and…

The Great Thing About Used Cars

  Some people are skeptical about buying a used car, fearing they may be taking on someone else’s headache. But auto experts at Consumer Reports say there are plenty…

The Best Way to Wash your Gym Clothes

With the new year underway, many of us are hitting the gym as part of our New Year's Resolutions. It’s great for your body, but all that sweat can mean stinky gym clothes. Consumer Reports reveals some easy ways to…

Reduce PFAS Chemicals and Cook at Home

We all know there are a lot of good reasons to eat more fresh food and home-cooked meals.  And now, new research indicates we’ve got one more. Scientists have found that restaurant food and takeout meals may be serving up…

Best Instant Cameras

Many of us are used to taking all of our pictures with a smartphone these days. But remember those old Polaroid cameras? The ones that spit the photo right out? Well, they’re back. And Consumer Reports has checked out some…

Stay or leave your car insurance

 Car insurance premiums nationwide have never been higher. Many of us renew our policies year after year without shopping around. But a recent survey of Consumer Reports members found that an overwhelming majority of those who changed to another carrier…

Great Gadget Gifts

If your list is long but you're short on ideas, Consumer Reports offers some great options for the gadget gurus in your life.  

CR Gift Guide: Smart Home for the Holidays

The holiday shopping season is upon us. And if you're looking for some ideas-- Consumer Reports has some terrific tech gifts to check out.  

CR Gift Guide: Kitchen Classics under $50

Testers for Consumer Reports have put hundreds of small appliances through their paces.  Here are some standouts that are worth sharing with your friends and family.

Botanical Supplement Dangers

While many may assume that supplements are safe, regulated, and effective, Consumer Reports' investigation reveals that's not always the case.