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Consumer Reports: Replace your mattress, best mattresses to buy

While you're counting sheep, you may need to count the years you've be using the same mattress because experts say it has a lifespan.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 11:15am EDT

Tags: mattress, when to replace a mattress, beds, Sarah Beth Hensley

Wegmans, Trader Joe's top Consumer Reports' grocery ratings

Consumer Reports readers ranked Wegmans and Trader Joe's the top grocery stores for service, price satisfaction, cleanliness and perishables.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 08:37am EDT

Tags: grocery shopping, grocery stores, supermarket, Colleen Kelleher

Consumer Reports ranks D.C. area's safest hospitals

Getting the right medical attention at hospitals can be life-saving and five D.C. area hospitals are being recognized for their patient care, overall safety and capacity to save lives.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 02:20pm EDT

Tags: hospitals, consumer reports health, Calvert Memorial Hospital, Fort Washington Medical Center, Virginia Hospital Center, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Doris Peter, Sarah Beth Hensley

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Consumers aren't satisfied with their telecom providers

According to a new survey from Consumer Reports, customers don't consider their telephone and cable services a great value for the money.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 12:48pm EDT

Tags: telecommunications companies, cable, telephone

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Consumer Reports ranks best car brands on the market

When it comes to the best cars brands on the market, one brand is driving away with the top honors for the second year in a row, according to Consumer Reports' annual rankings.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 11:38am EST

Tags: best cars, Lexus, Acura, Audi, Sarah Beth Hensley

Declutter your tablet, phone in 5 easy steps

It's too cold to think about it, but it's nearly time for spring cleaning and that applies to your phone and tablet, too.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 02:33pm EST

Tags: phone, tablet, declutter, iPhone, Megan Cloherty

How dangerous is caramel 'contaminant' in soda?

A safety and nutrition watchdog is glad the Food and Drug Administration is looking into a soda coloring that Consumer Reports said this week might contain a dangerous coloring agent.

Saturday - 01/25/2014, 01:18pm EST

Tags: 4-methylimidazole, soda, Pepsi,

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Warming up your engine and other car myths debunked

If you let your engine warm up several minutes before taking off, particularly during this time of year, you might want to rethink it.

Friday - 12/27/2013, 09:16am EST

Tags: MSN Autos, 9 Car-Care Myths

Which one's best? Not all batteries are created equal

You did weeks of research on the best new tech gadget and you've purchased the top-of-the line item for your loved one. Now, what about those batteries?

Wednesday - 12/25/2013, 10:35am EST

Tags: batteries, Duracell, Energizer

Ho, Ho, Ho humbug: What has us feeling like grinches during the holidays

'Tis the season to be jolly. Or, maybe not, according to a Consumer Reports holiday poll.

Monday - 12/23/2013, 05:38am EST

Tags: Christmas, holiday poll, Brennan Haselton

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