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Pork Contamination Concerns

Posted: 11/21/2012 - It used to be trichinosis was the big fear when eating pork,, but the risk of getting that disease has been largely eliminated. However, Consumer Reports' latest tests of pork find there are new reasons to take precautions when eating pork.

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Top Tablets

Posted: 11/20/2012 - 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.

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Top Toasters

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Celebrities, high tech, and toasters? These three things don't usually go together. But Consumer Reports finds they do now.

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Maddening Packaging Tricks

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Product packaging-boxes, blister packs, and fancy packaging-can add up to a mountain of frustration.

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Easier, Cheaper Surround Sound

Posted: 11/12/2012 - Watching movies in your living room with surround sound is great, but getting set up can set you back big bucks. Home-theater-in-a-box systems can save you money and a lot of hassle.

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Best Buy Vacuums

Posted: 11/12/2012 - Nobody likes to vacuum. But have you ever thought about how many miles you've vacuumed in your life?

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Waste-of-Money Warranties

Posted: 11/11/2012 - Holiday shopping is just around the corner, 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.

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Tastiest Turkey Stuffing

Posted: 11/11/2012 - Anyone who hosts Thanksgiving dinner knows how much work it is. A good store-bought stuffing can help relieve some of the stress in the kitchen. But it's got to taste good! Consumer Reports tests find not all do.

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Fun Tech Toys (For Kids!)

Posted: 11/07/2012 - If you're looking to delight little ones on your holiday gift list, toys with a technology twist can be a good bet. ShopSmart's electronics experts played with the latest games and gadgets to find some terrific choices-starting with a classic.

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Repair-Prone Kitchen Ranges

Posted: 11/07/2012 - With the holidays coming, every cook needs a reliable stove. But Consumer Reports' survey of its readers finds some brands have been much more likely to break down than others.

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iPhone 5 Vs. Android

Posted: 11/04/2012 - Consumer Reports has just finished testing the iPhone 5. With 4G, it's now as fast as the fastest Android phones, but there are still plenty of differences.

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Blueberries? Baloney!

Posted: 11/04/2012 - Blueberries are touted as a super health food. Eager to capitalize on this, manufacturers of prepared foods are plastering the berries all over their packaging.

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Toyota Up, Ford Down

Posted: 10/31/2012 - Bad news today for the Ford Motor company. Consumer Reports' just-released reliability rankings of new cars shows Ford has dropped to near the bottom of the list.

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Long-Lasting AA Batteries

Posted: 10/30/2012 - We burn through a staggering amount of batteries-several million a year. Double-A batteries are the most popular. Just in time for the holiday crunch, Consumer Reports' results are in on which last the longest.

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Great Pod Coffeemakers

Updated: 10/30/2012 - Single-serve coffeemakers that use coffee pods are gaining in popularity, and everyone wants a piece of the market-including Starbucks, along with nearly two dozen others.

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Caffeine Count In Energy Drinks

Updated: 11/01/2012 - Health concerns about energy drinks were heightened this week with reports of five deaths possibly linked to Monster Energy drinks.

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Holiday Spending Predictions

Posted: 10/29/2012 - More than half of Americans have made their holiday shopping plans, and will spend an average of 582 dollars this year.

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$108K Fisker Karma Falls Short

Updated: 10/17/2012 - The Fisker Karma is the sportiest, priciest electric car out there-costing more than 100-thousand dollars. A number of celebrities own one.

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Nintendo's Wii for $129

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Just in time for the holidays, Nintendo is dropping the price of its six-year-old Wii console to a suggested retail price of $129.99.

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Disappointing Wheel Cleaners

Posted: 10/14/2012 - Keeping a car clean isn't only about good looks. It's about maintaining your car's value, too. One of the toughest jobs is cleaning the wheels. Consumer Reports just tested special cleaners that claim to make the job easier.

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Best Credit Cards For Big Debt

Posted: 10/14/2012 - The economy may still be wavering, but not the banks. They're still sending consumers plenty of credit-card offers with enticing rewards, cash-back offers, and low interest rates.

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Best Leaf Blowers

Posted: 10/04/2012 - Tired of raking leaves? Experts at Consumer Reports found the best leaf blowers let you sweep them away with ease.

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Febreeze Claim Check

Posted: 10/04/2012 - When it comes to commercials that really grab your attention, some of the most memorable are for Procter and Gamble's Febreze Air Effects air freshener. Consumer Reports wanted to see if this product really lives up to its ads.

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