The PedEgg has become wildly successful thanks to its infomercials, but Consumer Reports found battery-powered alternatives are coming onto the market.
Here’s some good news for anyone who needs a federal student loan to go to college. On July 1, the fixed rates for new federal loans – Stafford and PLUS loans – will adjust. And those rates are going down.
More people than ever are using their smartphones while driving. Consumer Reports looks at some new systems designed to let you use your phone while keeping your eyes on the road.
The local Better Business Bureau reports scammers are using the name of a legit local company to trick people into thinking they've been hired as work-at-home employees.
Though antibiotics have saved millions of lives over the years, their overuse and misuse are contributing to the growth of drug-resistant bacteria. Consumer Reports says patients and doctors both have a role to play in stopping superbugs.
A team of scientists is working on cutting-edge technology that could revolutionize the marijuana industry.
Lawmakers could start voting as early as Monday night on a $16.1 billion transportation revenue package that includes an 11.9-cent gas tax increase that would be phased in over two years.
A lot of products say they can help you keep pesky mosquitoes away. Consumer Reports looked at several options that don't require you to spray chemicals on yourself or your kids.
A local woman says all she wanted was a free sample of face cream. But the free sample morphed into unwanted products and more than $400 on her credit card.
Buy a car and there's a good chance you'll get hit with what's called a "documentation fee.” This is an extra charge, often hundreds of dollars, that supposedly covers the dealership's cost to handle the paperwork for that purchase.
Smart appliances can help you with a lot of tasks, but Consumer Reports warns any Internet-connected device is at risk of being viewed by strangers.
Sunscreen is an important part of keeping your skin from wrinkling. Consumer Reports tested six brands designed especially for your face.
We don't hear all that much about it, but financial elder abuse is a serious and growing crime in this country. It's estimated that seniors lose more than $3 billion each year to financial exploitation.
Consumer Reports testers pushed more than 100 lawn mowers more than 50 miles to find out which is the best fit for your yard.
If you're having trouble hearing conversations on your cell phone, you do have options. Consumer Reports took a look into HD Voice.
More than a third of the adults in this country (35 percent) have never checked any of their credit reports. And that's not good.
Teenage drivers are far more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than others. Consumer Reports looked at some relatively inexpensive cars that can help them stay safe on the road.
Criminals are able to trick Americans out of millions of dollars every year. Consumer Reports looks at the latest ploys -- and how you can avoid them.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says TVs are a hidden hazard in the home. Consumer Reports looked at some of the steps you can take to make sure your kids stay safe.
Need a small loan right away? You might be tempted to borrow from your credit card company. It's called a “cash advance” and it's really convenient. It's also very costly.
The promise of free internet and mobile service sounded great to a local woman trying to save money. So she signed up with a California company called FreedomPop. The high-tech startup offers free voice, text and data as a gateway to it's many fee-based wireless and data plans and it's catching on. In fact, FreedomPop recently announced plans to expand to the UK. But Leslie Maxwell wonders if it's getting too big too quickly.
Consumer Reports tested more than 100 models to find the best options for your next barbecue.
From flooded rivers in Texas to used car lots in your community- rusting wrecks are headed our way. It happens every time major flooding leaves large quantities of water-soaked vehicles.
You can buy all sorts of products to deal with bad smells in your house. But most of them seem to involve a lot of chemicals or fragrances that only mask the smell. The Fresh Pod by Fresh Wave promises natural and safe odor control for up to 60 days. But how well does it really work?
Most sites don't give you a preview of their gift wrap, so Consumer Reports found out what you really get for your money.
With 40 states expecting water shortages over the next ten years, more people are looking for ways to be more efficient with water. Consumer Reports found some appliances that can really help.
You can't test out a mattress you buy on the Internet, so Consumer Reports found out which models are worth your attention.
Anyone can fall for a prize scam, but con artists tend to target seniors because they’re more likely to fall for their pitch.