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Save time and money with these bank perks

Save time and money with these bank perks

Paying your bills and taking care of other banking chores is a pain.

A doctor’s office that’s all about you

A doctor’s office that’s all about you

Banks have finally woken up to their customers’ needs for convenient hours — and today customer-focused service is making itself felt in some of America’s medical offices, according to Consumer Reports.

Virgin America flies high in latest airline ratings

Virgin America flies high in latest airline ratings

Virgin America soared to the top of the latest Consumer Reports Ratings of airlines in its debut appearance on the list, receiving some of the highest satisfaction scores it has seen in years.

Turkey testing shows reason for concern

In its first-ever lab analysis of ground turkey products, Consumer Reports found potential disease-causing organisms in most of the samples it tested, more than half of which proved resistant to more than three antibiotic drug classes.

So. Cal Edison to retire San Onofre plant units

So. Cal Edison to retire San Onofre plant units

Company will continue its work with state agencies on electric grid reliability

Store brands top latest sunscreen ratings

Store brands top latest sunscreen ratings

In Consumer Reports’ latest Ratings of sunscreens, Up & Up (Target) Continuous Spray Sport SPF 50 and Equate (Wal-Mart) Ultra Protection Lotion SPF 50 earned the highest scores in tests and were among the least expensive.

Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4

Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4

For years, the RAV4 has been one of Consumer Reports’ highest-rated small SUVs, going neck and neck with the Subaru Forester and capturing that class’s Top Pick honor in 2011 and 2012.

Luxury roadsters make daily driving fun

Luxury roadsters make daily driving fun

  Whether you want to inject some fun into your daily driving, long to trade in the SUV for a good midlife crisis car, or simply daydream of top-down driving on a sunny afternoon, it’s hard to go wrong with a luxury roadster.

Easy ways to enjoy your yard more

Easy ways to enjoy your yard more

America’s love for lawns is alive and well, but more of us are letting other features into the yard. In a nationally representative Consumer Reports survey, almost a third of homeowners who made changes to their lawn in the last year reduced its size in some way — for example, replacing grass with patio space, […]

How to cook healthier meals

How to cook healthier meals

When it comes to eating healthfully, the way you prepare food can be just as important as what you buy, according to Consumer Reports. For example, cooking some foods makes their nutrients more available, such as lycopene in tomatoes and carotene in carrots.