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Consumer Reports Magazine | September

Published: 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

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
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


5 steps to a safer bathroom These simple upgrades can prevent slips and falls
Frustrated by customer service? Learn the secrets of super-users
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

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


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
Lexus SUV review: 2015 Lexus NX 200t and NX 300h The automaker takes a detour with its new small SUV

Up Front

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
Rage against robocalls Solutions to stop the onslaught might finally be within reach
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
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Viewpoint: Improving the marketplace for consumers This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union and others to improve the marketplace

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