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Dangerous Car Shifters

For decades, cars with automatic transmissions had a simple, straightforward shifter, but some newer cars have shifters that look or function differently.

Automakers say the new designs can set their models apart or offer a touch of luxury, but Consumer Reports warns those new designers can be complicated and even counterintuitive. 315 more words

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When Travel Goes Wrong

Airline disruptions seem to happen more often these days, but if you find yourself caught in flight delays, cancellations or overbookings, it’s up to you to know what your rights are and request compensation. 278 more words

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Don't bring bed bugs home from vacation

The sight of bed bugs is enough to put a damper on your vacation, but the bites can cause a variety of symptoms from secondary skin infections like impetigo and ecthyma to allergic reactions and in rare cases anaphylaxis, which can impair breathing and require a trip to the ER. 306 more words

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Don't bring bed bugs home from vacation

The sight of bed bugs is enough to put a damper on your vacation but the bites can cause a variety of symptoms from secondary skin infections like impetigo and ecthyma to allergic reactions and in rare cases anaphylaxis which can impair breathing and require a trip to the ER. 362 more words

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Get the best cell plan for your lifestyle

No one wants to pay more for their cell phone plan than they have to – and all cell phone plans are not created the same – but whether you’re a college student, a world-traveler or part of a busy family, there’s a plan for you. 320 more words

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3 Carbon Monoxide Alarms Named 'Don't Buy: Safety Risk' By Consumer Reports

This article was originally published by Consumer Reports on ConsumerReports.org

In Consumer Reports’ most recent tests of carbon monoxide alarms, three similar-looking off-brand alarms failed critical performance tests and have been rated Don’t Buy: Safety Risk. 854 more words

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