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Best (And Worst) Mattresses

Posted: 07/09/2012 - Think you need a new mattress? A just-published Consumer Reports survey shows that about 75 percent of people who bought one are sleeping better.

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Hospital Safety Report

Posted: 07/09/2012 - When you go to the hospital you expect to get better, but far too often that's not what happens. Every year, inadequate hospital care contributes to the deaths of thousands of patients.

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Super Summer Wines

Posted: 07/08/2012 - Looking for a perfect wine for a summer party? Consumer Reports just tested two kinds-pinot grigio and riesling. Turns out you've got lots of good choices for summer sipping.

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Travel Insurance Do's & Don'ts

Posted: 07/08/2012 - Planning a vacation? Whether you book online or use a travel agent, expect a pitch for travel insurance.

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Battling Insomnia

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Insomnia is rampant in this country. A just-published survey of Consumer Reports subscribers found 60% frequently had trouble getting to sleep...or were waking up in the night unable to get back to sleep.

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Avoiding Antibiotics In Meat

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Superbugs are on the rise. They're bacteria that are resistant to one or more antibiotics and they kill thousands of people a year.

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Best Restaurant Pancakes

Posted: 07/04/2012 - I-HOP brings in more money than any other family-style restaurant. But does it make the best pancakes?

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Vacation...On Layaway?

Posted: 07/02/2012 - Is your vacation fund empty? You can put your getaway on layaway.

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Great Deal On Laptops

Posted: 07/02/2012 - If you are looking to buy a laptop computer, now is the time to buy!

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Distracted Walking Dangers

Updated: 07/01/2012 - There are plenty of warnings circulating about the dangers of distracted driving. But there's another risky behavior with cell phones that can be hazardous to your health as well, distracted walking!

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New Top=Rated E-Book Reader

Posted: 06/26/2012 - Thinking about getting an e-book reader? Amazon's Kindle is the best-selling brand, but two new ones break new ground, including a latest Nook from Barnes & Noble.

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Out-Of-Network Health-Care Gotchas

Posted: 06/26/2012 - Health care-you may think you're covered if you have health insurance. But Consumer Reports says think again. You can easily be socked with huge bills.

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Cheap Mowers That Don't Cut It

Posted: 06/20/2012 - A survey by the National Gardening Association finds Americans are tightening their belts when it comes to lawn maintenance-and spending more time on do-it-yourself lawn activities.

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Best Hotel Deals

Posted: 06/20/2012 - Hotel rates are heading up. The average rate for a room is expected to top $100 this year, according to Consumer Reports. But its latest hotel survey finds a good budget hotel that will cost you far less.

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Store Credit Cards Pros & Cons

Posted: 06/17/2012 - Who isn't looking to save money any way they can these days? Applying for a store credit card can save you plenty on a first purchase or a big purchase.

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Finding Freebies Online

Posted: 06/17/2012 - Who doesn't love free stuff? The Web is full of free offers, but can you really get something for nothing?

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Apple Customers Selling Old Macbooks

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Just as Apple announced its new Macbook Air and Pro models Monday, owners of the older models are already putting theirs up for sale.

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New Fuel Misers Disappoint

Posted: 06/10/2012 - With high fuel prices, everyone is looking for ways to save on gas. Automakers are heavily promoting new fuel-savers. Consumer Reports just tested four to see how they stack up.

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Quick & Healthy Foods

Posted: 06/10/2012 - Supermarkets are catering more and more to people who want in-a-hurry food that's good for you, too.

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Debit Card Drawbacks

Posted: 06/06/2012 - As more traditional banks raising checking account fees, those prepaid debit cards are growing in popularity.

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