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ShopSmart’s Closet Solutions for $25 or less


Low-cost & no-cost fixes for overstuffed closets; Plus the best DIY closet systems

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY - Those looking to tame an out-of-control closet or for smart ways to store clothes may already have the tools they need handy. The June 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights more than two dozen fixes for disorganized closets for $25.00 or less – and some of solutions may cost nothing at all.

The feature also identifies four great do-it-yourself closet systems that cost a lot less than ones installed by professionals. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports research finds Many Hospitals do Too Many C-sections


Consumer Reports releases most comprehensive info ever on C-section rates for individual U.S. hospitals, covering 1,500 hospitals in 22 states

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – A Consumer Reports analysis of over 1,500 hospitals in 22 U.S. states suggests that some hospitals do a much better job than others at helping mothers avoid unnecessary C-sections.

Consumer Reports’ Ratings are the largest one-stop shop for consumers to compare hospitals on C-section rates. The Ratings show dramatic variation in the percentage of women who have their babies delivered through a surgical incision using a cesarean section or C-section—even between hospitals in the same community.

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Consumer Reports looks at products that let your run your Home from your Phone


Findings from the latest tests of home automation products including smart appliances, app-enabled locks, musical toilets and more

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The number of home automation products is exploding. And according to a survey of nearly 2, 500 subscribers from Consumer Reports, almost 20 percent of respondents who have a smart phone or tablet already use it to remotely control some aspect of their home, and almost 70 percent of those who don’t voiced interest in doing so in the future. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart Magazine survey shows what shoppers will do to save money


America’s bargain-hunting habits: What shoppers will and won’t do to save a buck

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY - You might already be a pretty shopping-savvy saver, and we’re not encouraging you to become a crazy-coupon lady, but there’s no reason you can’t save even more by checking out the lengths to which other bargain-hungry shoppers will (or won’t) go for a great deal. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports says 3.1 Million Smart Phones Were Stolen In 2013, Nearly Double from Year Before


1.4 Million Had a Smart Phone that was Lost and Never Recovered

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Smart phone theft is on the rise. About 3.1 million Americans were the victims of smart phone theft in 2013, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual State of the Net survey. That’s nearly double the 1.6 million thefts that the company projected in 2012.

At least 1.4 million smart phones were lost and not recovered last year, up slightly from the 1.2 million in 2012, Consumer Reports projects. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports rates Honda and Toro Top for Lawn Mowers


Results of lawn mower, tractor, string trimmer, & leaf blower testing part of comprehensive guide to getting the best lawn ever—Plus, five ways to slice lawn-care bills

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In Consumer Reports’ tests of nearly 40 lawn mowers, models from Honda and Toro led the pack for getting most lawns back into shape after a brutal winter.

The full report on lawn mowers and lawn care, which also includes Ratings of tractors and riders, string trimmers, and the best leaf blowers—plus ways to save money on lawn care, and more—is featured in the May 2014 issue of Consumer Reports and at «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports lists Best Used Cars and Ones to Avoid


Used Car Standouts from the 2004 through 2013 Model Years

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – With prices at historic highs – even for models with high mileage and seemingly excessive wear – and with so many vehicles from which to choose, shopping for a used car can be a challenge.  To help Americans choose the best used car for their money, Consumer Reports compiled a Best & Worst Used Cars list for model years 2004 through 2013.

The full report is available in Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Issue, which is on newsstands now, and at the 2014 Autos Spotlight page on «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports 2014 Car Brand Report Cards has Acura & Audi joining Lexus at the Head of the Class


Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY — Luxury brands rule the roost this year as Acura and Audi moved up a few spots to join Lexus with the top three highest scores in Consumer Reports’ annual car brand report cards.

A perennial top scorer, Lexus earned the highest marks (79) for the second straight year. Consumer Reports’ analysis finds the bulk of its models are usually quiet, comfortable, and fuel-efficient. Lexus was the only brand to achieve an excellent average overall reliability score. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports’ 2014 Top Picks List has Ram 1500 and Tesla Model S among New Winners


Ram 1500 pickup first Chrysler model to make list in 16 years

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In its annual Top Picks list, Consumer Reports has crowned four new vehicles—the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ram 1500, Subaru Forester, and Tesla Model S—with the top honor in each of their respective categories.

For the first time in 16 years, a Chrysler earned a spot on the list with the Ram 1500 nabbing best Pickup Truck, a category that had taken a hiatus in 2013 because Consumer Reports had not yet tested two newly-released vehicles in that segment, the extensively updated Ram 1500 and the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra. The last Chrysler vehicle to earn Consumer Reports’ Top Pick honors was the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

2014 Ram 1500

2014 Ram 1500

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ShopSmart lists Money-Saving Fixes to Make Makeup Last Longer


Experts dish out tips and advice on how to get the most from makeup favorites

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – There’s no reason to send a broken lipstick or cracked eye shadow into the garbage.

To help prolong the life of pricey beauty products and repair those that have broken, ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, pulled together expert tips and advice on how to keep cosmetics, hair tools and makeup applicators from meeting an untimely end. «Read the rest of this article»

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