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ShopSmart’s Secrets for Sunburn Relief

  Remedies that can help heal and those not worth the money YONKERS, N.Y. – There’s no cure for a sunburn, but there are ways to minimize the misery.  The July 2013 issue of ShopSmartmagazine, from Consumer Reports, ...
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$100+ OF WASTED PRINTER INK A YEAR MAY NEVER HIT THE PAGE

Consumer Reports’ exclusive new tests confirm that some thirsty printers guzzle much more ink than others during their maintenance rituals. The extra cost of using those models can add up to $100 or more per year.
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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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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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ShopSmart’s Closet Solutions for $25 or less

Low-cost & no-cost fixes for overstuffed closets; Plus the best DIY closet systems YONKERS, 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. ...
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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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VIGNO – Chile’s First Appellation In The Making

VIGNO - Vignadores de Carignan, the first true Chilean appellation is set to be a reality. The name is derived from vino, the Spanish word for wine, combined with the “G” from Carignan. VIGNO represents old-vine Carignan w...
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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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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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