It’s a common occurrence — family members ripping off an elderly parent. A recent Consumer Reports’ investigation finds theft and fraud by loved ones is on the rise.
E-readers are all the rage and they could make a good gift this holiday. However, there are a number of different options out there and there are some features you might not think to try out before buying one.
If you’re shopping for a tablet this holiday season, you’ve got a ton of choices. The newest offer great new features and lower prices than ever; but it can be tough to figure out what to get. Do you need to pay a premium or will a just-released, less-expensive tablet suit your needs?
What’s the best cell phone service? Verizon and two smaller companies, Consumer Cellular and U.S. Cellular, just earned top ratings in Consumer Reports’ latest survey. But if you’re trying to save money, Consumer Reports says a pre-paid service can be a better option.
Some things just go together: holidays and ham, breakfast and sausage, baseball and hot dogs. Pork products are part of American culture, but what might be cultured from pork is the subject of a Consumer Reports investigation.
The holiday shopping season is here and so are the hard sells for extended warranties and service plans. Consumer Reports says there’s a real “dollars and cents” reason for this. Stores make a lot more profit on these than on the actual product you’re buying.
The new Consumer Reports automotive reliability rankings are out for 2012.
Mike Pintek talks with Jeff Bartlett, Consumer Reports’ online deputy editor, to talk about their recent findings on car reliability.
Health concerns about energy drinks were heightened this week with reports of five deaths possibly linked to Monster Energy Drinks. Caffeine is one of the key ingredients in energy drinks, but it can be hard to tell how much they contain. Consumer Reports recently tested dozens of top-selling drinks to find out.
When it comes to commercials that really grab your attention, some of the most memorable are for Febreze Air Effects air fresheners. But, do they really live up to the ads?
In a TV commercial, Samsung makes fun of Apple fans, claiming that Android phones have had better features and capabilities than the iPhone 5 for ages. Back in the labs, Consumer Reports puts all the phones through their paces, assessing each one’s features and options.
The economy may still be wavering, but not the banks. They’re still sending people plenty of credit card offers with enticing rewards, cash-back offers and low interest rates. Consumer Reports just analyzed more than 50 cards, including ones that are good for those struggling to pay off their credit card debt.
This is the time of year when many organizations ask employees to pick their health insurance for 2013. But it’s not easy to compare health plans — although Consumer Reports says a new requirement of Obamacare may help.
With so many smartphone options, from the iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy, how do you know which one is best for how you plan to use it?
Many Americans grappling with the high cost of medicine may be putting themselves in harm’s way, according to the Consumer Reports National Research Center.