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Pet Medicine For Less

Posted: 07/05/2011 - Having a dog could cost you as much as $14,000 over a pet's 15-year life span. As for cats, make that $10,000.

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Top Stain Removers

Posted: 07/05/2011 - Shout says it's the "number one stain remover." Consumer Reports tested three versions of Shout, along with 11 other stain removers, to find which really is best at getting out stubborn stains.

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BBQ Blunder: Running Out Of Gas

Posted: 07/03/2011 - Consumer Reports has the lowdown on some products designed to help you avoid this barbecue blunder.

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Broken Appliances: Repair Or Replace?

Posted: 07/03/2011 - In a troubled economy, you don't need trouble with your appliances, too. A new survey from Consumer Reports reveals certain appliances-and brands-are more likely to break.

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Lawn Mowing Dangers

Posted: 06/30/2011 - It's such a routine task, many people don't realize how dangerous mowing a lawn can be if you don't take precautions.

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Best Fast Food Restaurants

Updated: 07/11/2011 - Americans spend more than 150-billion dollars a year on fast food-and that doesn't even include pizza! But when you're on the road this summer, there's good reason to drive by some of the biggest chains.

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40-MPG Cars? Not So Fast

Posted: 06/21/2011 - With the high cost of gas, no doubt car commercials that promise 40 miles per gallon are catching lots of people's attention.

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Toughest Counter tops

Posted: 06/21/2011 - Thinking of redoing your kitchen? You can spend thousands on new countertops. They're one of the biggest kitchen remodeling expenses.

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New Pro-Style Stoves

Updated: 06/19/2011 - Owning a professional range is a dream come true for many amateur cooks. But most pro ranges are much wider than a conventional stove.

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Tastiest Yogurts

Updated: 06/19/2011 - Yogurt is a wonder food. It's a good source of calcium and protein. It's also big business, with more than four billion dollars in sales last year, according to Nielsen.

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Toning-Shoe Injuries

Posted: 06/09/2011 - We've all seen the commercials for pricey toning shoes that promise you'll get in shape fast just by walking in them. Sales of toning shoes totaled more than a billion dollars last year-about three times the year before.

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Flooring Designed To Last

Posted: 06/09/2011 - Americans spend billions on new flooring every year, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute. There's ever-popular wood flooring, as well as vinyl and tile floors.

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Beauty Products For Less

Posted: 06/08/2011 - Most of us, at some point, have paid a lot for a fancy beauty product. But when you shop at a drugstore, you probably figure you're getting a decent price.

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Slimming Bathing Suits

Posted: 06/06/2011 - Who doesn't want to look at little thinner-especially in a bathing suit? Consumer Reports ShopSmart says there are plenty of swimsuits that promise slimming results.

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Best Sunscreens

Posted: 06/06/2011 - Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than one million new cases were diagnosed last year alone.

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Best Shavers For Dad

Posted: 06/06/2011 - Father's Day is right around the corner, and with it comes thoughts of cologne, and-of course-electric shavers.

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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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