Consumer Reports January 2016: Which Bank is Right for You?

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Check out this information in the January issue of Consumer Reports:


Which type of bank do you prefer to use–large, small, online or perhaps a credit union? Check out the bank and credit union ratings in this issue. Also check out the information on how to switch banks, which can be a complicated process.


Computers have become an integral part of most people’s lives. Does the thought of losing all your data (family photos, financial information, music) make you cringe? A recent Consumer Reports survey of over 58,000 persons who purchased laptops between 2010 and 2015 found that almost one in five computers will experience a breakdown in the first three years. Check out this month’s article on “Laptops That Won’t Let You Down” for survey information on the reliability of some laptop brands.


The last article in the 3-part series focuses on the use of antibiotics in meat. The article includes a chart listing some chain restaurants and meat and poultry producers, noting whether or not they allow the use of antibiotics.

More in This Issue

  • Ratings for space heaters
  • Ratings for snow blowers
  • Ratings for car batteries
  • Ratings for luxury, compact, and subcompact SUVs
  • Article on how to “save money on your meds”

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