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Consumer Reports Magazine

September 2015
September 2015

Cover Story

Secrets of car insurance prices
What's worse: a poor credit score or a DWI conviction? You won't believe how car insurers see it.

Special Section

Is your hospital as safe as it claims?
Consumer Reports wants your help tracking down hospitals that may not accurately report deadly infections
Using good bacteria to fight bad bacteria
Probiotics and fecal transplants can help restore the healthy bacteria that antibiotics can kill off
How your hospital can make you sick
Consumer Reports’ new Ratings of more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals show which do a good job of avoiding MRSA, C.diff, and other deadly infections


The problem with customer service
Our new survey shows that company promises and even new technology haven’t made the customer-service experience much less painful
5 steps to a safer bathroom
These simple upgrades can prevent slips and falls
Frustrated by customer service?
Learn the secrets of super-users

Lab Tests

A boost for children’s car seat safety
Consumer Reports' rigorous child-seat testing helps parents shop smarter
The problem with laundry detergent pods
Liquid laundry packs can be poisonous, and that's why Consumer Reports no longer recommends them


Lexus SUV review: 2015 Lexus NX 200t and NX 300h
The automaker takes a detour with its new small SUV
2015.5 Volvo V60 Cross Country wagon review
A wagon with an identity crisis
Best minivans and SUVs for hauling the family
7 great choices for getting your kids—and their gear—to school and everywhere else

Up Front

Rage against robocalls
Solutions to stop the onslaught might finally be within reach
Is grazing good for you?
America's snack habit might be what’s expanding our waistlines, but there is a way to have your snack and stay healthy, too
Robocall blocker review
Is there any way to eliminate those maddening calls?


Getting to the whole truth about car insurance
Consumer Reports' investigates how car insurance policies and rates are determined
Viewpoint: Improving the marketplace for consumers
This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union and others to improve the marketplace
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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