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June 2015
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What's new on ConsumerReports.org
What's new on ConsumerReports.org
Find out what we're testing and when. Visit ConsumerReports.org to find information on the products and services you use every day.
Made in America
Almost 8 in 10 American consumers say they would rather buy an American-made product than an imported one. And more than 60 percent say they're even willing to pay 10 percent more for it. But in our increasingly complex global economy, how much meaning does a label stating "Made in America" still hold?
Best American-made appliances
We list the best American-made large and small appliances from our tests that are available at stores now. Especially with so much recent reshoring, the U.S. is competitive in these categories, so you have plenty of choices. You may have to spend a bit more, however, since in many cases, appliance manufacturers have brought production of premium lines home, while continuing to outsource lower-priced models. Plus find out what makes a car 'American'.
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Control mosquitoes and ticks
Control mosquitoes and ticks
Would you rather be eaten alive by mosquitoes and ticks or douse yourself in harmful repellents full of potentially dangerous chemicals? Almost three-quarters of Americans say they worry more about insect-carried diseases. In this report we reveal new, safer options to keep mosquitoes and ticks at bay.
Combat summer heat and humidity
Combat summer heat and humidity
The right air conditioner and dehumidifier can keep your home dry and cool during the worst days of summer, but you'll want to hurry before there are none left on store shelves.
6 summer skin care slip-ups
6 summer skin care slip-ups
Good summer skin care mostly comes down to one thing: use sunscreen. It seems like an easy thing to do, but many people are confused about the right way to protect their skin from the sun.
Best cars for making it to 200,000 miles
Best cars for making it to 200,000 miles
Almost any car can make it to 200,000 miles if you're willing to throw enough money at it. But that doesn't mean that keeping it is a good idea. A less expensive and more hassle-free way to go is to simply buy a safe and reliable model in the first place, and properly maintain it for the long haul.
Products on deep discounts in June
Products on deep discounts in June
Our analysts track prices year-round, so we can tell you when products are on sale, month by month. If you're looking for a new swimsuit or summer sports gear, you can find deep discounts on them in June. Time to spruce up your indoor living spaces? Look for great deals on furniture and carpets.
5 great tablets for under $200
5 great tablets for under $200
A new tablet doesn't have to cost a fortune. Some in our lineup are notable for their battery life, while others are fast performers and well-suited to playing challenging games. All are well worth the price. Find out which is right for you.
Tire care is a year-long commitment
Tire care is a year-long commitment
As part of its annual tire-care awareness program, the Rubber Manufacturers Association publishes some stark statistics on tires, most of which highlight consumers' need to maintain their cars' tires. Follow our tips for checking your tire wear and air pressure before heading out on your summer road trip.
How to cut your water use in half
How to cut your water use in half
With even hotter weather approaching and water scarce in many parts of the country, there are lots of water-saving ideas floating around, but frankly, we admit that some of them seem downright silly. Check our list of water-saving products and practices for more.
Counterfeit goods: How to tell the real from the rip-off
Counterfeit goods: How to tell the real from the rip-off
Buying counterfeit goods—whether online or in person—comes with a big risk. Not only do fakes cost U.S. businesses as much as $250 billion in lost trade annually, but many are also dangerous. Here, some of the latest to watch for.

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