The marijuana business in the United States is worth $40 billion, and as states like Washington and Colorado decriminalize the personal use of pot, investors hope to cash in. Unfortunately, so do scammers, who are ready to pitch their bogus or worthless "investment opportunities."
Scammers around the world are targeting consumers in this state- but victims and intended targets continue to fight back. The newest weapon is a statewide "Fraud Watch Network" that includes direct consumer alerts and telephone town meetings to help more consumers head off the bad guys.
When you’re shopping for a television, the choices can seem overwhelming. It’s no longer just LCD and plasma you have to consider. Consumer Reports’ TV experts say it’s only going to get more confusing. They have tested the latest TV technologies, OLED and Ultra-HD, and say these first sets, though very pricey, have a lot to offer.
When the doorbell rings...the dog barks. My dog, Sam, starts as soon as they're in the driveway. He just wants to let me know someone is there.
Mikkel Becker, expert pet trainer with Vetstreet.
An analysis of price histories of the toys on last year's Toys R Us 'Fabulous 15 List' found that nearly all of them that were discounted on Black Friday were reduced again in the first two weeks of December.
Contrary to what many people still think- your standard homeowners or renters insurance does not protect you for earthquake damage. The number one excuse most homeowners give for not getting earthquake insurance is cost. It's estimated only 12% - 15% of homeowners choose to purchase earthquake coverage.
Given the big bacon craze, researchers at Consumer Reports put 15 brands of bacon to the test- to see how they compare for cost, calories, fat, sodium and of course, texture and taste.
Different groups have different recommendations, so it's no wonder so many women
Onychomycosis -- that's toe nail fungus is unpleasant and hard to treat. It causes the nails, especially on the big toe to get thick and discolored. The nail can become so think you can't cut it. In really bad cases, the nail falls off.
Autumn leaves are a beautiful sight. But once those leaves hit the ground, they’re a nuisance! A leaf blower can sweep them into a tidy pile. Consumer Reports just tested 57 leaf blowers to find which do the best job cleaning the lawn.
GPS sales are tanking as more and more people use their cell phones for driving directions. If you’re considering making the switch to cell-phone navigating, you’ll need a phone mount for your car. Consumer Reports just took a look at 11 models that cost $9 to $25.
Angie’s List and other online rating services say they can help you find the best company with the help of millions of prior customers who write reviews. Consumer Reports’ money experts checked how the rating services work and whether you can rely on them.
You've got a beef with your bank that you can't get resolved. What do you do?
An important Consumer Reports safety alert- A stroller travel system marketed by Heidi Klum, star of Project Runway and America's Got Talent, has a safety issue. It is carried exclusively at Babies "R" Us.
Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. Tony Fadell, a gadget guru who helped design the original iPhone while working at Apple, is counting on his latest innovation to prove that a smoke detector can be sleek, smart and appreciated.