Consumer Reports Magazine

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November 2013

Special Section

It’s showtime for health care reform
What the Affordable Care Act means for you and your family

Lab Tests

Glucose meter reviews
We found several models that are ideal for monitoring at home
Treadmill desks let you walk while you work
They keep you moving during the day


Ford Focus ST review
An affordable, sporty, fun-to-drive hatchback
Top high-performance tires
Michelin is among the best for all-season, summer, and winter tires
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500
Chevy’s on top, but second place looks better to some
Best car batteries
Big brands don’t always mean big performance

Up Front

Activity monitors cover more than just footsteps
These devices monitor your daily health
Which brand is making the best bacon?
Tests of regular and thick-sliced uncooked, precooked, and turkey bacons
GustBuster windproof umbrella review
How sturdy is the windproof umbrella?
Best restaurant brands sold in supermarkets
Do the foods sold in stores resemble their restaurant counterparts?

CR Health

Don’t wait to plan long-term care
Most of us will need help as we age. Here's what to do—and how to pay for it

CR Money

Dump your big bank and save
Tired of your megabank’s fees, tactics, and practices?


From our president: What’s a body to do?

Cover story

Top products and great buys for every budget
Our roundup of more than 550 items from a year's worth of testing

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