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Consumer Ford expands air bag recall after Malaysian death Ford expands air bag recall after Malaysian death
The death of a pregnant Malaysian woman in a car crash involving a faulty air bag has led to another U.S. recall, as the auto industry struggles with a widening problem across the globe.
Consumer The reality of outlet malls The reality of outlet malls (Video)
We're spending more than ever at outlet malls. Sales are expected to top $42 billion this year, according to the trade publication Value Retail News. Consumer Reports has rated 53 of the biggest outlet stores for value and quality, based on a survey of almost 16,000 subscribers, and can help you bag the best bargains.
Consumer The gluten-free marketing bandwagon The gluten-free marketing bandwagon
Grocery stores and supermarkets are filled with products that proudly promote that they are Gluten Free. That's a big deal for some people – and nothing more than marketing hype for many others.
Consumer Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles for faulty air bags Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles for faulty air bags
Nissan announced Saturday that it is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.
Consumer Is your oven ready for the holidays? Is your oven ready for the holidays?
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you're planning to do a lot of cooking. Is your oven ready for the holiday rush?

If you don't use it very often, now's the time to test it. Just turn it on and use an oven thermometer to make sure it reaches the proper temperature.
Consumer Home Depot: Hackers also stole 53M email addresses Home Depot: Hackers also stole 53M email addresses
The nation's largest home improvement chain said Thursday that hackers stole 53 million customer email addresses from April to September. It had disclosed in September that 56 million debit and credit cards were compromised.
Consumer Best places to buy electronics Best places to buy electronics (Video)
From tablets to TVs to laptop computers, electronics are likely to be the hottest gifts this holiday season. Consumer Reports' recent survey covering more than 42,000 electronics purchases can steer you to the best places to buy.