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Consumer Reports Magazine

October 2012
October 2012


Store-brand vs. Name-brand taste-off
Our tests pit private-label products against big-name rivals
Test your energy IQ
What you don't know about energy can cost you

Lab Tests

Best portable and stationary generators
Don't get left in the dark during a power failure


Large-sedan reviews
Road tests of the Chrysler 300, Hyundai Azera, Buick LaCrosse, and Ford Taurus

Up Front

Best whole-grain and added-nutrient pastas
Our trained tasters sampled 13 spaghettis

CR Health

Medical care cost vs. quality
You don’t have to pay the highest prices to get the best quality care

CR Money

How much is your stuff worth?
It’s often a good investment to spend the time and money on an appraisal


From our president: The last laugh

Selling It
A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas

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