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July 2015 Consumer Reports: American Made

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American-madeAccording to a recent Consumer Reports survey, almost 8 in 10 American consumers prefer to buy American-made items rather than imported items. Many people think that American manufacturing is in decline, but is it really? Check out the Made in America article for some expert views on the topic.  The article also lists some of the best American-made appliances. You might also want to check out the What Makes a Car American? article, and the list of U.S.-made cars that performed well in Consumer Reports tests.

Online Shopping

Do you shop online? According to a recent survey by Anthem Marketing Solutions, about 71% of products cost almost the same online and in stores. However, check out the Deal or No Deal article for tips on which items you might want to buy online, and ones to avoid.

Water Consumption

Do you know where your water goes? According to a recent study, the average American household uses 255 gallons of water per day, ranging from 29% going to lawns, etc., to 1% for dishwashers. Check out the article on how to reduce your water use.

More in This Issue

  • Ratings for air conditioners, sunscreens, and insect repellents
  • Ratings for robotic vacuums
  • Ratings for computer security software
  • Article on how to get great photos with a smartphone

Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2011 up to the current issue. The Find It Virginia databases have an index to the issues from February 1, 1976 to the current issue, and the full-text of the reviews from January 1, 1999 to June 1, 2009. You can access Find It Virginia from any library computer, or from home with your valid Fauquier County Public Library card. You can also see past summaries of Consumer Reports prepared by library staff online.

Reference Staff, Warrenton central library

 

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