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Consumer Reports Magazine

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?
Reviews of the Acura ILX and Buick Verano
These compact upscale sedans don’t measure up to their price tags
Review of the 2013 Ford Escape
A much improved, fun-to-drive redesign
Fisker Karma Vs Porsche Panamera
The four-door Porsche hits the mark, but the Fisker extended-range EV doesn’t
Infiniti JX review
This luxury SUV fills a big hole in Infiniti’s lineup

Up Front

Malbec, Merlot and Pinot Noir wines review
Here’s how to tell which red is right
Best stuffing mixes
Find out which packaged products taste best
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

CR Money

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

Departments

Letters
From our president: Choice words
Ask our experts
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

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