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January 2017

Cover Story

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.
Avoid These Common and Costly Senior Scams
Financial scams targeting seniors put their retirement savings at risk
Are You on the Right Track for Retirement?
Fighting for More Retirement Security


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.
Zero Tolerance for Deadly Hospital-Acquired Infections
Consumer Reports identifies which hospitals do a good job—and which don't
Want to Buy a Drone of Your Own?
Here are a some things to consider
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.


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.
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.

Product Updates

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

The Safest Car Seat for Your Child
Our crash tests reveal the benefit of moving children to a convertible seat sooner than previously recommended
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
2016 Buick Envision Review: Too Much Rock 'n' Roll
Measured against refined competitors, the underdeveloped and overpriced Buick Envision misses its mark
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

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