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Best Gas Grills

Posted: 05/17/2011 - It's gas grill season. But if your grill has seen better days, you'll be happy to know Consumer Reports just tested nearly 70 gas grills to find ones that sizzle...without burning a hole in your wallet.

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Beware: Lax Home Security

Posted: 05/17/2011 - Summer is the peak time for house break-ins. Consumer Reports says all to often people make it easy for crooks to target their house or car.

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Debit-Card Rip-Offs

Posted: 05/17/2011 - If you think your money is protected because you don't carry cash, think again. Thieves steal millions of dollars every year by swiping information from bankcards.

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Disappointing Dead-Bolt Locks

Posted: 05/17/2011 - Burglars break into more than a half-million homes every year. The most common tactic-kicking in the door.

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Facebook's Dark Side

Posted: 05/17/2011 - Facebook's easy connection to friends and family has revolutionized staying in touch, but it has a dark side.

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Top Barbeque Sauces

Posted: 05/17/2011 - Grilling season is upon us, and if you're looking to spice things up, the right barbeque sauce can do the trick.

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Good On Gas

Posted: 05/05/2011 - With gas prices going through the roof, getting a fuel-efficient car is on a lot of people's minds.

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Heads Up On Rental-Car Fees

Updated: 05/05/2011 - It's not just airlines that are tacking on extra fees these days. Car-rental companies are, too.

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Laundry Color Catchers

Posted: 05/05/2011 - Consumer Reports washes six and a half tons of laundry every year to test washing machines, so testers there know a little something about getting clothes clean.

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Baby-Stroller Safety Alert

Posted: 05/05/2011 - If you're a parent or take care of young children, this next report is important. Consumer Reports has issued a safety alert regarding a stroller made by Britax.

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Rating Diet Plans

Updated: 05/03/2011 - Summer is coming, and so is the push to get in shape. Consumer Reports just rated diets to find the one that works best and gives you good nutrition.

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Topsy Turvy Tomato Planters

Posted: 05/03/2011 - If you're tired of those hard, pale-red objects that supermarkets call tomatoes, it may be time to grow your own.

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Risky Bank-Card Technology

Posted: 05/03/2011 - Banks are putting tiny computer chips in more and more credit cards and debit cards.

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Top Airlines

Posted: 05/03/2011 - Airline prices are going up. And on top of that, travelers are paying billions of dollars in fees for everything from meals to checked bags.

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Maximizing Your Reward Points

Posted: 04/18/2011 - Millions of people who use credit cards earn reward points for every charge they make. Besides airline tickets, you can get merchandise, hotels, even tickets to the rodeo!

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Little-Known Free Phone Service

Posted: 04/18/2011 - Tired of paying big bucks for phone service? There are a number of options that can eliminate a monthly bill from the phone company.

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iPad 2 Versus The Competition

Posted: 04/18/2011 - The iPad 2 hit the market recently and quickly sold out. While Apple clearly dominates the tablet market, Consumer Reports says other companies are trying to take a bit of Apple's market share.

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Money-Saving Dishwashing Liquids

Posted: 04/14/2011 - When it comes to washing dishes by hand, you want a detergent that gets the job done. But do you have to pay more to get one that cuts through grease and makes dishes sparkle?

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Flowers For Mom

Posted: 04/14/2011 - Flowers are the most popular present for Mother's Day-which falls on May 8th this year.

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Top Telecom Providers

Posted: 04/13/2011 - Consumer Reports says when it comes to your TV, Internet, and home-phone services, fiber optics have a lot to offer.

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Cutting Car Repair Costs

Posted: 04/13/2011 - Nearly 30 million cars have been involved in accidents in the U.S. in the past five years. A good many of those end up being totaled, even though a lot of their parts are still perfectly good.

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Risky Drug-Supplement Interactions

Posted: 04/07/2011 - Taking supplements along with prescription medicines can be dangerous, according to Consumer Reports.

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Managing Digital Photo Overload

Posted: 04/05/2011 - Whether you've got them on your computer, cell phone, or still in your digital camera, chances are you don't know what to do with all of your digital photos.

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Best Pet Food Deals

Posted: 04/04/2011 - The economy is still in a lull, but people aren't cutting spending on their pets, according to a recent Consumer Reports survey.

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