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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