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Consumer Reports Magazine

May 2013
May 2013


Save a bundle on telecom services
84,000 readers help you choose and save on TV, Internet, home phone, and now cell phone, too

Lab Tests

Most Vitamin D Supplements Measure Up, Our Tests Find
But prices can vary a lot, so choose by cost and pill type


How to avoid motorcycle problems
Japanese bikes have fewer problems than BMW and Harley models

Up Front

How accurate are chain restaurant calorie counts?
Some of the dishes we tested didn't tell the truth
Hospitals and teaching hospitals safety ratings
Our updated Ratings show most hospitals need to improve

CR Health

Same generic drug, many prices
We found big price differences at drug stores on the generic versions of Lipitor, Plavix, and other common drugs


How to beat travel fees big and small
Major U.S. airlines made $2.6 billion in baggage fees in the first three quarters of 2012

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

The May 2013 issue of Consumer Reports provides the latest ratings and reviews plus rigorous reporting on issues that impact consumers. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million paying members.
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