CR Digital Archive

August 2014

Cover Story

Americans' most common restaurant complaints go beyond a fly in their soup
Consumer Reports gripe-o-meter reveals what annoys diners
Get more for your money at fast­-food restaurants
Consumer Reports readers name their choices for greatest and least value
Best regional fast-food chains
Consumer Reports readers name their top local choices for food and other factors


Top-scoring hospitals for heart surgery in USA
Consumer Reports' Ratings of more than 400 hospitals can help you find the right one
Best low-cost laundry deteregents
Consumer Reports' latest tests will help you tell the super suds from the detergent duds
Best companies to fix a failed computer
Apple and independent shops rate well in Consumer Reports' survey
Can healthy and fast food go together?
Consumer Reports readers say they found healthful meal options at some restaurants. But many menu items are nutritional nightmares.
Cleanest fast-food restaurant dining areas in America
Consumer Reports readers offer feedback on the cleanliness of the dining area


2014-2015 Chevrloet SS review
The four-door vehicle offers the look of a sedan but the sound of a sports car

Up Front

Best iced-coffee drinks at the supermarket
Some of these ready-to-drink brews are cheap and tasty


Viewpoint: Unfair airfares
This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union to improve the marketplace
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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