Among laundry detergents, Tide is far and away the biggest-selling brand. Consumer Reports tested several types of Tide, along with more than 50 other detergents.
Car insurance commercials tout low rates but don’t tell you just how the companies set those rates. Consumer Reports’ two-year investigation found that many major insurance companies base prices in part on a hidden credit score that can take into account things like what type of credit card you have or whether you’ve applied for credit recently.
When it comes to long-term investing, putting that money to work for you for 10 years or more, a lot of people still prefer cash, according to a new study by Bankrate.com.
Automated calls from telemarketers are annoying, and there are a lot of products that promise to block them. Consumer Reports found out how effective they really are.
Military families often pay a financial price for their service to the country – dealing with more credit card debt and owning fewer assets than civilians, according to a new report.
We all have to deal with customer service, and Consumer Reports found many of us have experiences we're not happy with. Surveys have determined which industries are the worst for dealing with customers.
College can now cost tens of thousands of dollars a year. Consumer Reports looked into whether it's worth paying a little extra so you can be reimbursed if your student has to leave.
Makers of expandable hoses claim their products are lightweight and never kink, but many users say they're also easy to break. Consumer Reports looked into some newer versions that are said to be stronger.
Vinyl flooring is durable and relatively inexpensive, but it can contain chemicals that have been linked to health risks. Consumer Reports found out whether there's any reason to be concerned.
Consumer Reports has warned the pods could be dangerous to children for years. Now, it's no longer recommending any liquid laundry pods.
Some clothes claim to provide extra protection against ultraviolet rays. Consumer Reports put them to the test to find out if they're really worth buying.
When you're on a limited budget, you've got to be very creative with the meals you prepare. A new cookbook show you how to stretch those food dollars.
It could be a good time to buy a dehumidifier. Consumer Reports found out which models will do the best job of preventing mold and mildew.
Consumer Reports surveyed thousands of its subscribers to find out what problems they see in luggage and which brands perform the best.
Federal officials have hit several Southern California distributors with tens of millions of dollars in fines for falsely advertising a dietary supplement's ability to restore memory loss and improve brain function.
The number is a major part of your financial life. Consumer Reports found out what you can do to make sure it doesn't fall into the hands of hackers.
Durability counts when you're replacing your kitchen countertops. Consumer Reports tested a variety of surfaces to see which will look their best the longest.
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.
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.
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.