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ShopSmart Decodes Virtually Meaningless Beauty Claims

Common label terms to ignore on creams, cleansers, makeup and more Plenty of beauty products make claims that sound official but actually hold no legal definition. The November 2012 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Re...
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A Famous Name Is No Guarantee Of A Starring Role

CONSUMER REPORTS’ TESTS OF CELEBRITY PRODUCTS REVEAL THAT A FAMOUS NAME IS NO GUARANTEE OF A STARRING ROLE Only 3 of 26 products judged Excellent…Half of soups, sauces, and salad dressings judged average with some no be...
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Financial Mood Grim, Despite Employment Edging Higher

Employment in positive territory for all income groups for first time since 2009 YONKERS, NY — November’s Consumer Reports Index, a measure of overall consumer financial health, showed that as the holiday season approaches,...
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Seven tips for hassle-free holiday shopping

oliday shopping—with its long checkout lines, sold-out must-haves, credit-card snafus and gift-wrapping marathons can take its toll on even the most patient consumers.  “In the frenzy of the holidays, even disciplined shop...
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Holiday Retail Season Starts Strong, Despite Stagnant Consumer Confidence

Personal electronics lead relatively strong holiday season outlook for retailers with consumers, proving they are in the mood to shop YONKERS, NY — December’s Consumer Reports Index, a measure of overall consumer financia...
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ShopSmart: Must-Have Free Apps That Save Money

November issue highlights sites and apps that can help shoppers score great deals YONKERS, NY — Hunting down deals and finding the best stuff to buy use to be a lot of work.  But these days, mobile technology can easily help...
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ShopSmart: Great Sites for Holiday Gifts Under $25

  YONKERS, NY — Holiday shoppers can find the perfect gift for almost everyone on their list for $25 or less. The December 2012 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights 25 great sites that offer everything ...
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LOW-BALL MOVING COMPANIES CAN LEAVE CONSUMERS FIGHTING FOR THEIR POSSESSIONS

            YONKERS, NY—A recent Consumer Reports story found that last year, Massachusetts officials sued one moving company and New Jersey officials sued two for providing low-ball estimates an...
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CONSUMER REPORT: AMERICANS’ FINANCIAL WOES FALL TO LOWEST LEVEL IN FOUR YEARS

Sentiment stable as employment measure records third straight month in positive territory YONKERS, NY — The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, shows Americans are reporting...
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