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Child Passenger Safety Week: How to Find the Correct Car Seat for Your Child

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has chosen to highlight car seat safety this year. Car seats...

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  • Sep 23, 2016

Self Driving Cars: NHTSA Announces First Set of Guidelines for Autonomous Vehicles

With the race to get the first mass produced self driving car well under way, the federal government announced its first set of guidelines for...

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  • Sep 21, 2016

GM Takata Airbag News: Car Maker Asks for Recall Delay

In a move that will surprise some, General Motors has petitioned U.S. safety regulators to delay the recall of nearly one million vehicles that contain...

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  • Sep 20, 2016

Wells Fargo Consumer Fraud Scandal: Bank Pays Big Fine for Fake Accounts

Wells Fargo, one of the largest banks in the nation, is at the center of a massive scandal in which employees opened nearly two million...

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  • Sep 10, 2016

Iron, Calcium Among Ways to Potentially Keep Kids Lead-Free

Parents in communities across the world know well the threat lead poisoning can cause to children’s health. Whether the lead is in the soil, the...

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  • Sep 3, 2016

Five New Car Models With The Most Problems

While there are many reasons that a consumer may purchase a new or late model vehicle, it’s often the sense of reliability that comes with...

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  • Aug 4, 2016

FDA Decides to Not Regulate Some Health and Wellness Smartphone Apps

In light of the growing trend of health and wellness apps, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released its final guidance regarding how these...

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  • Aug 4, 2016

Don't Get Burned This Summer: Learn What Sunscreen Labels Really Mean

Consumer Reports recently released a report detailing their investigation into sunscreens that revealed 43 percent of the brands they tested did not protect as well...

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  • Jul 26, 2016

Is Your Ford Focus a Lemon?

Do you own a Ford Focus? Understanding the mechanical problems common with this vehicle could save you time, money, and injury. A class action lawsuit,...

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  • Jul 15, 2016

What Parents Should Know About Hoverboard Safety Issues

Two-wheeled “hoverboards” were the hottest gift of the holiday season last year, but many parents across the country were left feeling burned after shocking reports...

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  • Jul 12, 2016

Tesla Autopilot: A Safe, Self-Driving Feature or Advanced Driver-Assistance Tool?

There’s a big difference between the so-called self-driving cars with which Google is experimenting and the computer-assisted driving of Tesla’s Autopilot vehicle. The former is...

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  • Jul 11, 2016

How Standard Automatic Car Safety Features Could Save Lives

Cars have drastically changed since their introduction at the turn of the century. Now, they can help drivers avoid accidents and injuries, seeing imminent collisions...

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  • Jun 29, 2016

Carcinogenic Talcum Powder: How Can Cosmetics Do More Harm Than Good?

Two lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson concluded this year with the health care behemoth on the hook for nearly $200 million in damages for allegedly...

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  • Jun 27, 2016

3 Beauty Products’ Shadowy Secrets Revealed

Although premium beauty products often come with a steep price tag, consumers know it’s better to pay a little more to take advantage of the...

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  • Jun 11, 2016

5 Undeniable Signs You Have a Bad Roof

We don’t just need a roof over our heads, we need a good roof. Whether you have purchased a home with a brand-new roof or...

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  • Jun 6, 2016