CR Digital Archive

August 2013

Cover Story

8 trends in mobile devices
What you need to know to make great choices in smart phones, tablets, cameras, and e-book readers


Tips on how to bargain and save money
89 percent of those who haggled were rewarded at least once

Lab Tests

Best laundry detergents
Wisk and Kirkland rival Tide for value


Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid & Toyota Prius Plug-in
One delivers economical fun, the other underdelivers

Up Front

These frozen waffle brands are almost as good as fresh
Plus, reviews of the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker and Rollie EggMaster
Best tissues
Find out which tissues to ah-choose
The Best Craft Beer
Find the top ales and lagers from our experts' blind taste tests

CR Health

Making sense of food labels
Some to look for and others to ignore

CR Money

Reverse mortgage fraud and other new scams target seniors
Seniors lose several billion dollars a year to financial chicanery


This page highlights efforts of Consumers Union to improve the marketplace
From our president: Basic rights for all

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