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Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Overuse of the #1 prescription drug Consumer Reports: Overuse of the #1 prescription drug (Video)
What’s the top-selling brand-name prescription drug in America? Nexium, “the purple pill.” We spend six billion dollars a year on it. It’s one of many proton pump inhibitors, or PPI’s, and it’s often prescribed for heartburn to keep your stomach from producing too much acid.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Best paper towels Consumer Reports: Best paper towels (Video)
Paper towels are great for cleaning up spills and messes around the house. Consumer Reports tested 18 paper towels, including some from Bounty, Viva, and Brawny. Plus store brands like Costco’s Kirkland Signature and Walmart’s Great Value.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Ad tricks and traps Consumer Reports: Ad tricks and traps (Video)
Deceptive advertising generally violates the law, but regulators can’t monitor everything. So it’s up to shoppers to read the fine print. Especially, Consumer Reports cautions when they see certain advertising terms.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: PS4's faulty parental controls Consumer Reports: PS4's faulty parental controls (Video)
The Sony PlayStation 4 is one of the hottest selling gaming systems. The PS4’s parental controls can restrict content that you might not want your children to see, like violent or adult games. But Consumer Reports says you could be surprised by what the parental controls allow.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Are flushable wipes flushable? Consumer Reports: Are flushable wipes flushable? (Video)
Companies like Cottonelle and Charmin heavily advertise their flushable wipes. They sound so convenient. But plumbers make a lot of house calls that involve clogged toilets, backed up sewer lines, and flooded basements. Often the culprit is flushable wipes.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Keeping the gray at bay Consumer Reports: Keeping the gray at bay
For some women, keeping their hair looking glorious is no small task. Monthly colorings can add up to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year. So what happens when your roots start showing, and you can’t color your hair right away? Consumer Reports tested eight of the new root touch-up products that promise to help.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Problem-Solving Vacuum Consumer Reports: Problem-Solving Vacuum (Video)
Consumer Reports put Kenmore’s beltless vacuum through its standard tests. Technicians sprinkle sand onto bare floors, embed sand and talcum powder into carpets, they even use pet hair to challenge the vacuums.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Fallout from Target's Data Breach Consumer Reports: Fallout from Target's Data Breach (Video)
If you were one of the millions of victims of the recent raid of payment card and personal information at Target stores there is now an additional reason for concern. Target says it is offering “peace of mind” against identity theft threat with free credit monitoring from Experian. But Consumer Reports says that’s not enough.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: 2014 Top Pick Cars Consumer Reports: 2014 Top Pick Cars (Video)
Consumer Reports has released its Top Pick cars for 2014. To find the best of the best, Consumer Reports tested more than 260 cars, drove hundreds of thousands of miles and put them through over 50 tests. A top pick must also perform well in government and industry crash tests and it has to be reliable.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Beware of tax scams Consumer Reports: Beware of tax scams
As accountants gear up for tax season, so do the scam artists. Tactics range from promises of a faster or bigger refund to threats of arrest or prosecution. The government estimates that scams will cost taxpayers $21 billion this year. Consumer Reports’ tax experts tell you how to avoid them.