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  • I worked for a roofing company in college, and my boss liked to tell the story of a material mishap he suffered shortly after starting his business. He’d been working hard installing a new asphal...

  • Selling It Consumer Reports - 12 hours ago

    Marketers want their products and services to be noticed and applauded, but sometimes the attempt backfires. When it does, our eagle-eyed readers let us know, submitting examples of ripoffs, poor...

  • Don't Get Bogged Down By Credit Card Debt Consumer Reports - 13 hours ago

    Americans are earning more and spending more, but they're also charging a lot of what they buy to their credit cards. What's more, many are also paying high interest rates on their outstanding cr...

  • New Roku Player Lineup Starts at $30 Consumer Reports - 14 hours ago

    Roku streaming media players have long been highly recommended by Consumer Reports, with several of its models either topping or scoring highly in our streaming media player ratings. In October, ...

  • How to Jumpstart Saving for College Consumer Reports - Sun, Sep 25, 2016 10:44 PM EDT

    As college costs rise, so does the level of worry parents have about how to pay for it all. But, it turns out, worry can be a great motivating force. That's according to Fidelity Investment’s 10t...

  • How FSAs and HSAs Ease the Pain of Healthcare Costs Consumer Reports - Sun, Sep 25, 2016 7:01 AM EDT

    The fall open enrollment season isn’t just about choosing the best health insurance plan for the coming year. It’s also the time when you may have the option of enrolling in a flexible-spending a...

  • 4 Mistakes to Avoid During Open Enrollment Consumer Reports - Sun, Sep 25, 2016 7:01 AM EDT

    Whether you get your health insurance through your employer, Medicare, or one of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, there’s a good chance you’re paying more than you need to. According to a...

  • Best Cordless Phones of 2016: Plenty of Features and Great Sound Quality Consumer Reports - Sat, Sep 24, 2016 8:00 AM EDT

    Although the smartphone has conquered the telephone world, millions of people still buy cordless phones for their homes each year. In general, the best cordless phones have at least two advantage...

  • Are You Making Mistakes With Your Child's Car Seat? Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 4:39 PM EDT

    Anyone with children understands the importance of car-seat safety and how hard it is to get it right. That’s why you should take advantage of Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 24 and have safety expe...

  • How to Get a Good Deal on a Car Loan Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 3:17 PM EDT

    If you're thinking about buying a new car, the timing couldn't be much better than now. Interest rates on car loans are at a three-year low according to WalletHub, a website that provides credit ...

  • A Bank Account With No Overdraft Fees Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 3:17 PM EDT

    If you're bedeviled by overdraft fees that can cost $25 to $35 a pop, try this: Get a bank or credit union account that is designed to prevent overdrafts. If your balance does go into the red, th...

  • Experts say that encouraging children to follow the stocks of established companies that make products they like is a great way to develop an interest in the stock market. It could spark a lifeti...

  • Government Targets Mail Scams Aimed at the Elderly Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 3:11 PM EDT

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and representatives of two federal agencies Thursday announced a major crackdown on mail fraud scams that target the elderly, among others.  Lynch, accompanied...

  • 7 Tips to Improve Balance Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:15 AM EDT

    Falls are the leading cause of injuries—and deaths from injuries—among adults 65 and older, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than one in four people...

  • Is the $6,000 Sony TV Really a Tech Breakthrough? Consumer Reports - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 7:44 AM EDT

    Ever since Sony announced its new flagship Z-series 4K UHD TVs this summer, there's been a lot of buzz among videophiles asking whether these sets, which feature a new type of backlight technolog...

  • Two months after Bridgepoint Education, the operator of for-profit colleges Ashford University and the University of the Rockies, revealed it was being investigated by the Department of Justice o...

  • Is Peanut Butter Good for You? Consumer Reports - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 1:12 PM EDT

    Few foods can satisfy both salty and sweet cravings, bring back warm childhood memories, and fit into most any meal of the day the way peanut butter can. Americans eat about 4 pounds of it per pe...

  • How Good Are the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cameras? Consumer Reports - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 1:11 PM EDT

    When Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus earlier this month, the company focused heavily on photography, highlighting the dual rear-facing lenses on the Plus model, optical zoom, and other cam...

  • 6 Creative Ways to Use Nut Butters Consumer Reports - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 1:11 PM EDT

    There’s a simple, sublime pleasure in spreading nut butter on a slice of bread—and let us suggest fig jam on toasted seven-grain—but there are many other delicious ways to use nut butters.  1. Sp...

  • What to Look for in a Flavored Nut Butter Consumer Reports - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 1:11 PM EDT

    With the surge in popularity of Nutella (the chocolate-hazelnut spread), Biscoff Cookie Butter, and other sweetened spreads from Europe, it’s no wonder many big brands are now getting in on the f...

  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the Chrysler Pacifica a Top Safety Pick+, the organization’s highest safety award. It is the first minivan to earn a 2016 accolade from the ...

  • Some Infant Car Seats Provide Lower Margins of Safety Compared With Others Consumer Reports - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 10:26 AM EDT

    The latest car seat crash tests conducted by Consumer Reports found several infant seats provide merely Basic protection, while there are many others that offer a greater margin of safety. When w...

  • New Rules Could Make Robocalls Less of a Nuisance Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 8:43 PM EDT

    For a quarter century, federal law has prevented telemarketers from pummeling consumers with unwanted prerecorded robocalls to their cell phones. But a provision tucked into last November’s feder...

  • Why Three GE Dishwashers Loaded With Features Differ in Price Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 4:55 PM EDT

    Trying to tell the difference among dishwashers at an appliance store can be a challenge. From the front they almost all look alike. And within a brand, the model numbers can be so similar that t...

  • New Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones were available in U.S. stores Wednesday, September 21, after exploding lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries forced the company to recall about a million units. Lithium-i...

  • Most of the passwords stolen in the massive data breach at Yahoo were encrypted, the company says, but that doesn't mean consumers are safe, according to security experts interviewed by Consumer ...

  • If you’re worried about the security of mobile banking, you’re not alone. Mobile banking apps use a wide array of complicated passwords, biometric tools (like thumbprint or facial scanning), and ...

  • Why You Shouldn't Buy EpiPens on eBay Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 3:25 PM EDT

    In your search to save money on the high-priced EpiPen, you might be tempted to turn to the “gray market”—Craigslist, Ebay, or other websites. We found EpiPens, the life-saving devices that rever...

  • Comcast Hopes a Cell-Phone Service Will Keep You From Cutting the Cord Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 2:37 PM EDT

    Cable companies have typically taken a beating in our annual surveys, earning low scores for value and overall satisfaction. So how would you like one to be your cell-phone service provider? If y...

  • Eggo Waffles Recalled on Listeria Fears Consumer Reports - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 9:54 AM EDT

    You might want to let go of that Eggo. The Kellogg Company has voluntarily recalled 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytog...

  • The reports roll in with unsettling regularity: A young child is killed by exposure to extreme temperatures when left behind in a parked car. For several years, child passenger safety advocates h...

  • The Consumer Reports 10-Minute Digital Privacy Tuneup Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 5:53 PM EDT

    There's a lot you can do to protect your personal information when you go online, whether you're using a smartphone or a laptop, and whether you're at home or in a coffee shop. The following step...

  • Where Consumer Reports Stands on Privacy Issues Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 3:44 PM EDT

    Consumer Reports believes companies should tell you in simple language about the kinds of personal information they collect and how your information could be shared, sold, and used. You should be...

  • Ease Constipation, Heartburn, and Other Tummy Troubles Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 12:00 PM EDT

    Gas. Constipation. Heartburn. Bloating. Eight out of 10 adults occasionally or frequently experience those and other stomach problems. Many turn to over-the-counter medication for relief. Althoug...

  • Drivers Waste Billions of Dollars Buying Premium Gasoline Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 9:25 AM EDT

    More than 16 million drivers are calculated to be spending extra money to fill up with premium fuel, even when their car doesn’t require it, according to a new study by AAA. Further, AAA testing ...

  • What's Cooking in Kitchen Stoves Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 9:24 AM EDT

    Like any workhorse, the kitchen range is something we usually take for granted. Until it breaks down, that is, and all we’re left with is four walls and a sink. A range fills the home with appeti...

  • Misuse of Antibiotics in Hospitals Breeds Drug-Resistant Bacteria Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 8:30 AM EDT

    When the United Nations General Assembly meets in New York this week, on the agenda will be the overuse of antibiotics and the rapid spread of bacteria resistant to those lifesaving drugs. The Ce...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Boasts 238-Mile Range Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 8:11 AM EDT

    General Motors has announced the Environmental Protection Agency–estimated range for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt at 238 miles, surpassing the automaker’s original estimates. This range is a multiple ...

  • More Fast-Food Restaurants Are Serving 'No Antibiotic' Meat Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 6:00 AM EDT

    The increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria has led to one of the most pressing public health issues of our time, and major fast food restaurants across the U.S. are responding by vowing to nix...

  • Self-Driving Car Guidelines: Not Enough Protection for Consumers Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 6:00 AM EDT

    The Obama administration has cleared the way for autonomous cars, but left open the debate over how to make them safe. The Transportation Department rolled out suggested guidelines on Tuesday for...

  • Are You Getting Too Much Caffeine? Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 5:57 AM EDT

    Caffeine has become synonymous with energy, and about 90 percent of adults around the globe consume it in one form or another on a daily basis. But the stimulant is showing up in some pretty unus...

  • How to Eat Healthier at Restaurant Chains Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 4:08 AM EDT

    The nutrition experts at Consumer Reports’ food testing lab reviewed the nutrition information for lunch and dinner dishes at the five sit-down restaurant chains that respondents to our current s...

  • Dining Out: Where America Eats Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 4:08 AM EDT

    Eating out isn’t just for special occasions anymore: It’s now the American way of life. We’ll spend an estimated $720 billion at restaurants this year, up 19 percent from 2012. That breaks down t...

  • The Rise of Medical Identity Theft Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 4:08 AM EDT

    It began like an ordinary purse snatching. The credit card reader on the gas pump at her Houston neighborhood station wasn’t working, so Deborah Ford went inside to pay. By the time she returned ...

  • Cash is king, right? But check your pockets. Almost half of us walk around with less than $20, according to a 2014 survey by Bankrate.com. And with so many other ways to pay—a dozen and counting,...

  • Top Restaurant Complaints and Worst Offenders Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 4:08 AM EDT

    Even a delicious dinner can leave a bad taste in your mouth if the restaurant’s floor is littered with leftovers or you can’t carry on a conversation because the room is too raucous. For our surv...

  • VR That Is Out of This World Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 4:08 AM EDT

    Ever wondered what it would be like to swim with sharks, perform before thousands of cheering fans, or walk on the moon? Virtual reality (VR) can make those Walter Mitty musings seem remarkably r...

  • A Field Guide to Mobile Money Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 4:08 AM EDT

    Confused by all the digital ways to pay that have sprung up in recent years? Here's how to make sense of the variety of new options. Mobile Wallets Person-to-Person (P2P) Payments Branded Payment...

  • From Our President: The Evolution of Consumer Reports Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 4:08 AM EDT

    “Everyone thinks of changing the world,” the celebrated author Leo Tolstoy once wrote, “but no one thinks of changing himself.” At Consumer Reports, we strive every day to change the world by wor...

  • 66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Right Now Consumer Reports - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 4:08 AM EDT

    Ah, the joys of the connected life: opportunities to engage with global communities, be educated and entertained, and shop with ease. But these go hand in glove with intrusions from marketers and...

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