Consumer Consumer Reports: Shrinking products (Video)
Used to getting a pint when you buy ice cream? You may have to reduce your expectations: many are now just 14 ounces. Hood ice-cream sandwiches used to be packed 12 in a box. Now you get 10 for the same price. Companies often blame the rising cost of labor and ingredients for that kind of downsizing. But Consumer Reports says that it’s a way for them to raise prices, too, without being noticed.

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A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke - and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.


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Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth and other factors, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.


Consumer Consumer Reports: Steamers to smooth out wrinkles
Fabric steamers are useful time-savers that can spiff up your wardrobe and refresh your curtains. Like irons, they used to take 2 full minutes to heat up. Now some go from zero to steam in less than 30 seconds and come with accessories to dewrinkle more efficiently. Consumer Reports put three affordable steamers to the test.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Should you buy an ultra hd tv?
Sales of ultra high-definition TVs are up sharply this year. With their great picture quality, it’s no wonder. Ultra high-def TVs offer four times the pixels of regular HD TVs, which means four times the detail. The best models Consumer Reports tested offer superior picture quality, and the vast majority are smart TVs with access to Internet content.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Cutting teen car insurance costs
Getting a driver’s license is a big milestone for teenagers and their families. But along with that is the worry of rocketing insurance premiums.

Consumer Reports’ exhaustive study of insurance rates found just how high they go up when you add a teen driver.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Best buy leaf blowers (Video)
With fall cleanup looming, it’s that time of year when people are buying leaf blowers. Consumer Reports has tested and rated more than 60 gas, electric, and battery-powered models.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Top pressure washers (Video)
Pressure washers are handy cleanup tools. Consumer Reports just tested 24 pressure washers to see how much pressure they deliver. And testers checked how quickly and effectively they remove paint and stubborn stains.