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December 2015


Best Gift Baskets for the Holidays
Our survey revealed what Americans really want in a gift basket, then we searched to find offerings that really delivered

Lab Tests

AA Batteries That Are Built to Last
Find the models that belong at the top of your shopping list, for holiday gifts or everyday use


2016 Nissan Maxima Review
Not-quite-maximum impact

Up Front

Is Barilla Premium Pasta Worth the Cost?
We compared the regular pasta with the pricier premium line
Easy Ways to Boost Smartphone Storage
All those photos and videos you shoot can eat up storage


We're Thankful for You
Consumer Reports President, Marta L. Tellado, expresses gratitude for the support of CR's readers and members
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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