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Organic Produce That Pays Off

Posted: 07/15/2010 - Sales of organic food are on the rise-hitting nearly 25 billion dollars last year! The largest growth was in sales of organic fruits and vegetables. Buying organic means you generally do pay a premium.

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Problem Dishwashers

Updated: 07/15/2010 - Today's dishwashers are more energy efficient. But finding one that's very good at cleaning, reliable, and affordable isn't easy. Consumer Reports just tested more than 50 dishwashers.

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Shaking Out The Sodium

Posted: 07/15/2010 - Americans eat too much salt, and most of it comes from restaurants and processed foods. Some companies are lowering the sodium in popular products like ketchup, but Consumer Reports says if you really want to cut back, you need to be a salt savvy shopper. Here's how.

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Phone Bill Scams

Posted: 07/15/2010 - A new form of an old scam is rearing its ugly head. It's called cramming. Consumer Reports says it could be happening right under your nose and costing you money.

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Slimming Jeans

Posted: 07/05/2010 - Nine out of ten women own at least one pair of jeans. And more than half say that they have trouble finding a pair that fits, according to a survey from Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine.

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High-Interest Checking Accounts

Posted: 07/05/2010 - Interest rates are lower than they've been in almost 50 years. So how do you get your money in the bank to grow?

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Better Bikes

Posted: 07/01/2010 - With a tough economy and gas prices on the rise, it's no wonder bicycles are big business. The bicycle industry had more than five billion in sales in the U.S. alone last year.

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Stopping Vibrating Washing Machines

Posted: 07/01/2010 - Sales of front-loading washers are up. They can save you energy but some also have a problem. Their superfast rotation speeds can make them vibrate violently. Consumer Reports just tested devices designed to stop all that vibrating.

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Flying With Pets

Updated: 07/01/2010 - Two million animals a year travel on airplanes in the United States. But not every trip is smooth sailing. Delta recently lost a pet dog traveling from Mexico.

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Protein Drink Caution

Posted: 06/16/2010 - Whether you want to shed unwanted pounds, build muscles, or fight the aging process, some protein drinks tout they're a scientifically advanced way to quickly achieve these goals.

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Outlet Shopping Secrets

Posted: 06/16/2010 - While many retailers have been struggling during the recession, outlet malls are expanding. Outlets can save you big money-as much as 70%, according to Consumer Reports ShopSmart.

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Energy-Efficient Dehumidifiers

Posted: 06/16/2010 - Soaking, sultry weather has driven dehumidifier sales up at a time when the appliance industry as a whole is down 25%. If you're in the market for a dehumidifier, Consumer Reports has the information you need so you don't get soaked at the store.

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Best Places To Shop

Posted: 06/16/2010 - When it comes to shopping these days, everyone is looking to save money. But ending up with a poor-quality products is no bargain.

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Best & Worst Laundry Detergents

Posted: 06/16/2010 - Martha Stewart puts her name on a lot of products for your home. One of the latest is a laundry-detergent that's being marketed as environmentally-friendly.

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Tastiest Chocolate And Vanilla Ice Cream

Posted: 06/01/2010 - With so many enticing flavors of ice cream being sold, you might find it hard to believe that plain old chocolate and vanilla ice creams are still America's favorites. Consumer Reports just tested a couple dozen and has the scoop on the tastiest.

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Are New Dryers Safer?

Posted: 06/01/2010 - Dryers contribute to more than 12,000 house fires every year-often because the vents are clogged with lint. There's a new feature on some dryers from LG and Kenmore that could help prevent fires, but does it work?

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Battling Depression-What Works

Posted: 06/01/2010 - Severe depression impacts the lives of an estimated 14% of Americans. Sales of antidepressants have soared to $10 billion a year. What's the best treatment?

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Best Lawn Mowers

Posted: 05/27/2010 - Most people have never mowed 700,000 square feet of grass or bagged 3,000 pounds of grass clipping. Consumer Reports' testers have in order to find the best lawn mower for your yard.

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Digital Frames For Dad

Posted: 05/27/2010 - It's easy to take digital pictures. But what's the best way to show them off? A digital frame that can store hundreds of photos is a good option. Consumer Reports has tested dozens-which might help you find a great gift for dad.

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Long-Lasting Repellents

Posted: 05/27/2010 - Summertime means more time outdoors. Unfortunately that can mean a lot more exposure to bugs, like mosquitoes and ticks. Not only are they annoying, mosquitoes can carry West Nile Virus and deer ticks can transmit Lyme disease.

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Road Trip Dangers

Posted: 05/27/2010 - Heading out on a family road trip usually means taking lots of luggage and gear. But Consumer Reports says you also need to take extra care-when packing your vehicle. Otherwise your trip could end in disaster.

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Super Sunscreens

Posted: 05/27/2010 - Skin cancer is almost epidemic in the United States. It's the most common type of cancer, with more than one million cases diagnosed each year.

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Impressive 3D TV's

Posted: 05/20/2010 - Panasonic and Samsung have already started selling their 3D TVs for around $2500. More are on the way from LG, Sharp, Sony, and Toshiba. Consumer Reports' first test results are in and they turned up definite differences in performance.

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Great Gas Grills

Posted: 05/20/2010 - Memorial Day weekend is coming and plenty of people will be firing up the barbecue. To get ready for grilling season, Consumer Reports has tested dozens of grills and found some Best Buys.

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Establishing Credit Catch 22

Posted: 05/20/2010 - For young people starting out, establishing good credit has never been tougher. A recent survey shows young people are denied credit cards and loans more than twice as often as other age groups.

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