A 44 week survey of some well-known national stores suggests many items touted as being on sale, are actually on sale virtually all the time and rarely, if ever, sold at the so-called "regular" price.
Many lotions and sprays claim an SPF, or sun protection factor, of 30 or higher, but Consumer Reports found they don't always deliver.
Insect repellents containing deet work well, but the ingredient can cause serious side effects. Consumer Reports found some products that are just as helpful without being as harmful.
It's not uncommon for people to have a tough time standing up and moving around as they grow older. And this lack of mobility can limit a person's sense of independence and their quality of life
In modern cars, many systems are controlled by computers. Consumer Reports looked into whether that could leave your vehicle vulnerable to hackers.
Getting a bigger freezer lets you take advantage of big sales when you buy in bulk. Consumer Reports found the best of both chest and upright freezers.
Leasing is an increasingly popular option, especially for luxury cars. Consumer Reports compared the pros and cons of leasing instead of buying.
People are getting more of the unwanted marketing calls than ever before. Unfortunately, Consumer Reports finds the government's Do Not Call list isn't very effective at stopping them.
Traditional nail polish is rapidly being replaced by high-gloss, longer lasting gel formulas. Gel manicures are popular because they can last as long as 3 weeks. The polish is hardened onto the nail with ultra violet light. But gel polish at the salon is pricey- ranging from $25 - $35. So more and more manufacturers are offering gel polishes you can buy at the store. They give you the same high gloss finish for a fraction of the cost- without the ultra violet exposure you get at the salon.
Do you have a gasoline credit card in your wallet? Millions of people use them to earn cash back when they fill up. But a new study finds that the rewards you get may not be as good as you could get from other rewards cards.
A bike helmet can be the difference between being in a deadly accident and surviving. Consumer Reports tested 23 different models to find the best ones to keep your family safe.
Most deadly accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists and joggers happen after the sun goes down. Consumer Reports looked for the best ways to make yourself easier to spot.
Americans have earned billions of frequent-flyer miles, but they often face hurdles when they try to redeem them for free travel. Consumer Reports did some research to find the best ways to get airlines to give you the trips you've earned.
Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren't getting fixed quickly enough, the nation's auto safety chief will host a gathering of automakers Tuesday to search for solutions.
There are lots of factors to consider when you choose a vet for your pet. Price is important. So is reputation. And location. But there's something else to consider: The feeling you get when you visit the place.