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Consumer Reports magazine | November

Published: November 2012
November 2012

Cover story

Best products of the year 475+ top picks and great buys

Special Section

Arsenic In Your Food Our findings show a real need for federal standards for this toxin

Features

Best shopping websites We rate 52 of the largest online retailers for value, customer support, and more
Health insurance rankings How does your plan compare?
What credit card offers and rewards are best for you? The Consumer Reports Money Lab put 53 popular cards to the test

Cars

Best wheel cleaners Do any of these spray-on products make it easy to keep your rims looking their best?
Fisker Karma Vs Porsche Panamera The four-door Porsche hits the mark, but the Fisker extended-range EV doesn’t
Review of the 2013 Ford Escape A much improved, fun-to-drive redesign
Review of the Infiniti JX This luxury SUV fills a big hole in Infiniti’s lineup
Reviews of the Acura ILX and Buick Verano These compact upscale sedans don’t measure up to their price tags

Up Front

Best stuffing mixes Find out which packaged products taste best
Claim check: Does Culturelle work for tummy troubles? It's supposed to promote digestion and maintain regularity
Does Febreze Air Effects give odors the boot? We used canned sardines and soiled cat litter to test the product
Reviews of malbec, merlot, and pinot noir wines Here’s how to tell which red is right

CR Money

Review of car-insurance ads We check out campaigns from Nationwide, Progressive, and Geico

Departments

Ask our experts
From our president: Choice words
Letters
Viewpoint This page highlights efforts of Consumers Union, the policy and action arm of Consumer Reports, to improve the marketplace
Selling It A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas

The November 2012 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.

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