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New Safer Child Seats

Consumer Reports’ tested four infant seats with a safety feature that’s common in Europe but is only now becoming available in the U.S.

It’s called the load leg. 194 more words

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Pacifica will boost FCA's quality rating: Marchionne

The launch of the Windsor-built 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan will help lift Fiat Chrysler Automobiles out of the basement in terms of vehicle quality rankings, CEO Sergio Marchionne said Tuesday. 475 more words

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Consumer Reports: Living In A Cashless Society

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Cash is king, right? But check your pockets. Almost half of us walk around with less than $20. With so many other ways to pay, including credit and debit cards, new technologies are pushing us to abandon paper money entirely. 296 more words


Lexus, Toyota, BUICK? Consumer Reports Says Yes.

Last weekend my daughter and I attended the Sacramento Auto Show at Cal Expo and I wanted to see Buick’s latest offerings, the all new LaCrosse,  the Chinese Built Envision SUV and the new Cascada Convertible. 437 more words


Laundry pods: A Halloween scare

It looks like a simple DIY project: Turn one of those bright orange laundry-pac containers into a pumpkin for trick-or-treating. It looks great. But Consumer Reports says teaching children to associate laundry-pac containers with candy could be dangerous. 316 more words


Surprise ER Bills

A potentially lifesaving trip to an emergency room could result in exorbitant and unexpected bills even if you have insurance. About two-thirds of emergency room doctors are independent contractors and they might not be covered by your plan. 235 more words

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DVRs, webcams, thermostats could be used in cyber-attacks, experts say

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Tech experts believe the massive cyber attack that brought down websites like Twitter, Friday, could’ve been using devices like your DVR or thermostat in your home. 275 more words