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Consumer Reports Magazine

January 2017
January 2017

Cover Story

Are You on the Right Track for Retirement?
Avoid These Common and Costly Senior Scams
Financial scams targeting seniors put their retirement savings at risk
Fighting for More Retirement Security
The New Rules of Retirement Planning
Everything you thought you knew about retirement has changed. Take our quiz to better prepare for your later years.


10 Ways Drones Are Changing Your World
From delivering burritos to college students to shuttling emergency medical supplies to people in need, these aircraft are destined to have a major impact on our lives. Here's what they can do.
15 Tips for Preventing Infections in the Hospital
Hospitals are breeding grounds for MRSA, C. diff, and other bacteria. Use our expert advice to stay safe.
Want to Buy a Drone of Your Own?
Here are a some things to consider
Zero Tolerance for Deadly Hospital-Acquired Infections
Consumer Reports identifies which hospitals do a good job—and which don't


How to Get High-Quality, Low-Cost Healthcare
Is your insurance giving you a bad case of sticker shock? Here are ways to ease the pain.
How to Survive a High-Deductible Health Plan
Knowing you’re on the hook for thousands in medical bills might make you less likely to seek care you need. Here’s how to save money and stay safe.

Product Updates

Best Super Bowl Snacks to Heat and Eat
Healthy and tasty appetizers for your get-together next Sunday
Compact Washers and Dryers Solve Tight-Fit Needs
But there are performance trade-offs, and you'll pay a lot more for these appliances

Road Report

2016 Buick Envision Review: Too Much Rock 'n' Roll
Measured against refined competitors, the underdeveloped and overpriced Buick Envision misses its mark
2016 Tesla Model X Review: Fast and Flawed
More showboat than functional, the electric Tesla Model X has plenty of high-tech gimmicks but forgets about the ‘U’ in SUV
The Safest Car Seat for Your Child
Our crash tests reveal the benefit of moving children to a convertible seat sooner than previously recommended
What You Need to Know About UHP Tires
Ultra-high-performance tires can handle the extra horsepower of sports cars, but they’re pricier and don’t last as long as regular all-season tires


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From Our President: Your Partner for Every Stage of Life
Consumer Reports offers its latest expert advice on retirement strategies; the safest car child seats; and avoiding deadly infections at hospitals
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

The January 2017 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.
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