CR Digital Archive

September 2014

Cover Story

The Dangers of Painkillers: A Special Report
Every year, Percocet, Vicodin, and other opioids kill 17,000 Americans and acetaminophen sends 80,000 people to the ER


Ultra HD TVs: Best picture yet
10 things you need to know before you spend a bundle on one
Your guide to end-of-summer sales season
Consumer Reports shows you where the deals are for appliances, cars, electronics, and much more
The best ways to sell your stuff
How to make the most money with garage sales, auctions, consignment shops, and eBay


How your car's black box is tracking you
You’re trading personal information for safety and convenience
Updated Buick Regal and Volvo S60 challenge the class leaders
These new sports sedans prove surprising—in a good way

Up Front

Why 2014 is better than 1978
Over the last three decades, products have gotten safer and shoppers wiser. Call it the Age of the Empowered Consumer.

CR Money

Pros and cons of mobile check deposit
Mobile banking is convenient, but your funds could be delayed


From our president: Farewell

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