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Consumer Reports Magazine | March

Published: March 2013
March 2013

Cover story

The cancer tests you need and those you don't As our understanding of cancer changes, doctors and patients are learning that screening tests can sometimes do more harm than good

Features

Microwafe and Appliance Safety When do wayward ovens warrant a recall?

Lab Tests

Best interior paints Find a finish that looks good and lasts

Cars

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid review This appealing hatchback packs a lot of room within its compact size
2013 Ford Fusion review The redesigned Fusion is fun and stylish, but the devil is in the details
When it comes to electric cars, Ford shows Mitsubishi how it’s done Reviews of the Ford Focus Electric and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Up Front

Best beef jerky and meat sticks Cured meat snacks can be a quick protein pick-me-up
Expired food products stay on shelves Except on infant formula, dates on foods aren't generally required
K-cup alternatives will save you money Also, you can use your own coffee and tailor it to your taste
Making sense of money advisers A guide to professionals and services for your financial needs
Nutrition differs widely among bread spreads Taste quality also separates flavored toppings
Too much of a good thing? The risk of eating nutrient-enhanced foods
What Does California's Cancer Warning Mean? The state requires manufacturers to label products that contain certain chemicals

CR Money

Three keys to a great retirement If you're in or nearing retirement you have a bit of news to cheer

Departments

From our president: If truth be told
Viewpoint This page highlights efforts of Consumers Union to improve the marketplace
Selling It A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas

The March 2013 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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