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Amica, USAA, & Auto-Owners Among Top Home Insurance Companies in New Survey
Plus, tips for winning a home insurance claim and five ways to save on a policy YONKERS, NY ― A home insurance policy is a must to protect an owner from the expense of a potentially large loss, but not...

Honda & Toro Top Consumer Reports Latest Lawn Mower Ratings
Results of lawn mower, tractor, string trimmer, & leaf blower testing part of comprehensive guide to getting the best lawn ever—Plus, five ways to slice lawn-care bills YONKERS, NY – In Consumer Reports’ tests of nearly 40 lawn mowers, models...

Farrow & Ball Finish Falls Flat in Consumer Reports Interior Paint Tests
$105 per gallon paint misses the mark; $34 per gallon Behr top of the Ratings YONKERS, NY — In Consumer Reports’ latest tests of interior paints, Farrow & Ball, an import from England known for its colors, was the worst...

Consumer Reports: Five Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen
Advice on how to prepare faster, tastier meals with top products and practices YONKERS, NY – Five to ten minutes may not seem like much, but when cooking a weeknight meal, almost half of Consumer Reports subscribers said they wished...

Consumer Reports: Affordable Led Bulbs That Shine above Brightness Claims in Tests
As incandescent bulbs are phased out, more LEDs come to market with reduced prices and more choices YONKERS, NY – The incandescent bulb’s days are numbered; by January 1, 2014, most will have been phased out. And a typical 60-watt...

LED & CFL Bulbs Use 75 Percent Less Energy than Traditional Incandescents in Consumer Reports Tests
Plus, a room-by-room guide to choosing the best LEDs and more YONKERS, NY – Simply screwing in one of Consumer Reports’ top-rated LED lightbulbs could save consumers about $125 in electricity over the bulb’s life. January 1, 2014 marks the...

Walmart and Target Store Brands Earn High Marks for Taste in Consumer Reports’ Tests of Fiber-Rich Cereals
Bear Naked Fruit and Nut granola only cereal deemed “excellent” for taste; Four offerings from Kellogg’s and Post were both tasty and nutritious YONKERS, NY — In Consumer Reports’ latest tests of cereals, two store brands, Market Pantry Frosted Shredded...

Kleenex & Puffs Blow Away the Competition in Consumer Reports’ Tests of Facial Tissues
Not all products lived up to their claims; plus, three things to keep in mind when buying YONKERS, NY — When facing common colds and allergies, tissues that provide comfort are best. In Consumer Reports’ new tests of facial tissues,...

Tide, Wisk, and Kirkland Wash Away Competition in Consumer Reports’ Latest Tests of Laundry Detergents
Martha Stewart Clean 2X remains lowest-rated laundry detergent and few green cleaners cut it in tests; Plus, continued concern over pod detergents that look like candy YONKERS, NY – In Consumer Reports’ latest tests of laundry detergents, products from Tide...

Consumer Reports Gas Grill Tests: Weber’s Spirit Line Tops Latest Ratings
Five features to look for when buying a grill; Plus, great grilling accessories that add sizzle to any cook out YONKERS, NY — In Consumer Reports’ new Ratings of more than 100 gas grills, models from Weber’s Spirit line were...

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