Consumer Reports magazine | March

Consumer Reports magazine | March

Published: March 2012
March 2012

Cover story

Where to buy almost anything More than 26,000 readers rate the nation’s major chain stores


Appliance fires pose a safety concern Millions of dishwashers, fridges, ranges, and more are on recall lists
Junk health insurance Stingy plans may be worse than none at all

Lab Tests

Interior paint A new winner tops our tests
LCD & plasma TVs High-tech features are transforming viewing
Light & lively laptops
Pro-style ranges
The dirt on air purifiers
Vacuums 9 picks are under $200


Compact luxury SUVs The redesigned BMW X3 drubs a new, stylish Land Rover
Shine up your hazy headlights

CR Health

Celebrity endorsements: Who's selling what Don't be starstruck by supplements


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Selling It A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas
Viewpoint A monthly perspective on the latest challenges facing consumers
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