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The Student Debt Crisis: Lives on Hold
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The Student Debt Crisis: Lives on Hold
Millions of Americans who went to college seeking a better future now face crushing debt from student loans—while the industry makes a handsome profit. How a broken system landed so many in this mess.
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Settlement in Front-Loader Mold Case to Benefit Owners
Settlement in Front-Loader Mold Case to Benefit Owners
Complaints about mold in front-loading washers started as online chatter years ago and wound up in the courts, with a preliminary settlement reached with Whirlpool and Sears in several class-action lawsuits involving 5.6 million front-loaders.
NHTSA Opens Investigation into Tesla Self-Driving Fatality
NHTSA Opens Investigation into Tesla Self-Driving Fatality
An owner of a 2015 Tesla Motors Model S was killed in Florida in May while the car was in Autopilot self-driving mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into the crash.
OnePlus 3 Is a Premier Smartphone at a Great Price
OnePlus 3 Is a Premier Smartphone at a Great Price
Now that the big smartphone makers have solved most of the "big-enough, fast-enough, easy-enough" hurdles for consumers, there's lots of room for less well-known manufacturers to compete by selling full-featured phones at low prices.
Volkswagen Pays High Price for Diesel Deceit
Volkswagen Pays High Price for Diesel Deceit
The $14.7 billion sticker price on Volkswagen's proposed U.S. settlement for its emissions deception scandal is massive in breadth and scope and unprecedented for a penalty in the auto industry.
Best 4K TVs to Buy Right Now
Best 4K TVs to Buy Right Now
With prices falling, more 4K content available, and features such as high-dynamic range (HDR) now becoming widespread, you may be looking for a 4K TV this year. We list several of the top performers from our Ratings here.
Find the Best Bike Helmet
Find the Best Bike Helmet
More head injuries occur in biking than in any other sport—and bike helmets can save your life. Our tests this year reveal the best helmets, including those made with a technology aimed at protecting riders from concussions.
Dangerous Seat Belt Lies
Dangerous Seat Belt Lies
Many of the reasons people give for not buckling up are false and hazardous. Plus we noticed some common themes when examining responses to our online request to hear from people who don't wear seat belts.
Surefire Strategies for Buying a Mattress
Surefire Strategies for Buying a Mattress
Our recent survey of nearly 62,000 Consumer Reports subscribers revealed many tips for buying a mattress. Some were more successful than others, including these five.
Your July Financial To-Do List
Your July Financial To-Do List
Financial housekeeping may be the last thing on your mind in the height of summer, but handling a few money-related tasks each month can ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.

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