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Quick-Fix Product Round-Up

Posted: 05/20/2012 - With so many projects to do around the house, who doesn't need a helping hand? Imagine lifting heavy furniture without breaking a sweat? Getting a carpet stain out without lifting a finger?

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Escalating Bank Overdraft Fees

Posted: 05/20/2012 - High bank fees, including charging for debit card use, had people taking to the streets last year. Some banks caved on that issue. But Consumer Reports says that hasn't slowed banks down. They're racking up billions of dollars in overdraft fees.

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Best On-The-Go Egg Sandwich

Posted: 05/20/2012 - More and more fast-food restaurants are getting in the breakfast game. But heads up-some choices can load you up with a day's worth of fat and sodium!

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Pans That Sizzle & Fizzle

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Nonstick cookware outsells uncoated pans by about three to one. But Consumer Reports' tests turned up some problems.

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Tough Trash Bags

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Americans generate 250 million tons of garbage each year. That means a lot of garbage bags.

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Restaurant Nutrition Limits

Posted: 05/17/2012 - Eating out tonight? Be warned...there's a 96% chance that your entree will fail to meet federal nutrition recommendations for both adults and kids.

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Hotels Offer Free Gas Cards

Posted: 05/17/2012 - And finally, you could end up with some free gas during your next hotel stay.

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Staying Grounded

Posted: 05/16/2012 - According to three surveys released this week, Americans are remaining cautious of their money when making those summer plans.

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Check Those Tires!

Posted: 05/16/2012 - Those underinflated tires could kill you.

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Overseas Calling Card Caution

Posted: 05/13/2012 - People with family and friends overseas spend more than two billion dollars a year on prepaid phone cards. But a Consumer Reports investigation finds it's buyer beware.

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Troubling Rise In C-Sections

Posted: 05/13/2012 - When it comes to major surgery in the United States, the most common is Cesarean sections on pregnant women. But Consumer Reports says all too often C-sections are not necessary.

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CPSC Warning: No Drawstrings!

Posted: 05/09/2012 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a reminder and warning...drawstrings are not allowed!

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Worsening Car Blind Spots

Posted: 05/06/2012 - If you're having a hard time seeing out of your car, especially out your rear view window, you're not alone. Consumer Reports tests cars for blind spots and says the new designs are making things much worse.

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Unsafe Lighters Caution

Posted: 05/06/2012 - Every year fires caused by lighters kill dozens of people. Most of the victims are children. Consumer Reports has a warning about some newer lighters that are especially enticing to kids.

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Super Sunscreens

Posted: 05/03/2012 - According to the American Cancer Society more than one million skin cancers diagnosed each year in the U.S. are considered sun-related. That means it's important to have a good sunscreen.

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2 Million Accidents Blamed On...

Posted: 05/02/2012 - A new study has found there's a far more serious problem on the road than distracted driving...and it's blamed for as many as two million accidents.

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