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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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Gretna City Administrator Fired, Then Arrested

Updated: 05/02/2012 - Investigators shed more light Wednesday into the case against the former city administrator for Gretna, Colleen Lawry. She goes before a judge Thursday morning in Sarpy County court.

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Facebook And Your Privacy

Updated: 05/01/2012 - In the U.S. alone, nearly half of us have a Facebook page. Each day a tremendous amount of personal information is added to the site.

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Cutting Phone, TV, & Internet Bills

Posted: 05/01/2012 - You might hate the bills, but many of us can't live without our TV, the Internet, or a home phone. Could you be paying less for these services?

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Income Up...Spending Drops

Posted: 04/30/2012 - Household income was up slightly last month, but consumers didn't spend a lot of the money.

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Business Travel Grows

Posted: 04/30/2012 - Spending on business travel grew last year with most of it going toward airfare and lodging costs-and less on food.

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E-Cigarette Pros And Cons

Posted: 04/29/2012 - More than 45 million Americans smoke. If you're one of them and trying to quit, listen up.

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Portable Pool Safety

Posted: 04/25/2012 - If the spring weather has you setting up that portable pool in your yard...it's time to get a refresher on safety tips.

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Visit America Ad Campaign

Posted: 04/24/2012 - For the first time ever, the U.S. is launching a marketing campaign to try and draw tourists from around the world.

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Seniors Still Owe On College Loans

Posted: 04/18/2012 - While you might expect young adults to have some debt from student loans...there are also many seniors who still owe for college.

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GPS Pet-Tracking Devices

Posted: 04/18/2012 - Keeping track of things like your car keys and wallet are hard enough, but what about when the object you're looking for is your lost four-legged friend?

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Supplement Dos And Don'ts

Updated: 04/19/2012 - Fifty-percent of Americans take vitamins and supplements, according to government surveys. Some have proven benefits, but Consumer Reports ShopSmart has a heads-up: There are other popular vitamins and supplements that can do more harm than good.

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$1,000 On Prom...Per Child?

Posted: 04/17/2012 - A new survey from Visa Inc. found that the average American family with teenagers plans to spend $1,078 for each child on prom.

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Cutting Your Family's Phone Bill

Posted: 04/17/2012 - If your family's cell phone bill is putting a dent in your wallet...here's some useful tips to bring the costs down.

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Coca Cola Earns Big Profits

Posted: 04/17/2012 - Coca Cola is bubbling over its first quarter results...as the soft drink giant gets an exclusive deal with a restaurant giant.

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Best Buy Dehumidifiers

Posted: 04/16/2012 - Dehumidifiers come in handy this time of the year when rainy weather leads to damp, moldy basements. Consumer Reports' tests of dehumidifiers can help you find a good one at a great price.

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