An important new change in federal regulations could open the floodgates to legal robocalls from student loan debt collectors.
A growing number of people in this country – the sick, disabled and elderly – get some or all of their care from a family member or friend. This unpaid work is critically important, but caregivers need to remember to watch out for their own health and well-being.
Almost 2 million Americans trying to save money buy medications online, according to a recent Consumer Reports survey.
It's going to be an El Niño winter. The forecast calls for more rain than normal and that could lead to more flooding problems than normal. If you're at risk, now is the time get flood insurance.
Honda is recalling more than 25,000 cars in the U.S. to replace the rear grab rail brackets, which it says could interfere with the deployment of a side curtain air bag.
You want to do what's best for you pet, but it's not always easy to know what to feed them. There are so many choices, so many brands and so many labels competing for your attention. Where do you start?
Families with young kids are urged to get rid of corded window binds, because the cords can strangle children. But what do you do if you rent your home, and the blinds belong to the landlord?
Scammers are trying to cash in on the switchover to those new and more secure "chip" credit cards. They're sending out emails and texts made to look like they’re from your bank or credit card company. The hope to trick you into giving them your personal information.
When you shop for window blinds there's a good chance you look for the most affordable products. In most cases those blinds will have cords that pose a strangulation risk to young children. The safety threat has been an issue for more than thirty years. But even with the improvements made since then - the CPSC reports kids are still dying, at the rate of 1 child per month.
A local husband and wife got quite a shock when they tried to take their dream vacation in September. Only one of them could get a boarding pass. The couple's ultimate destination was a cruise ship in italy. They says they paid for the cruise separately with a Groupon certificate, then booked their flights through Expedia.
When it comes to food products, some label claims tell you a lot. You can trust them because the FDA regulates them. Some label claims are tricky because they're not regulated.
Chemical flame retardants, formaldehyde, VOCs (volatile organic compounds) - those are some of the substances that can end up in your mattress. And Consumer Reports says they can be hazardous.
If you buy your own prescription drug plan – what's known as a Part D plan – or you're enrolled in Medicare Advantage – a private Medicare managed-care plan – you need to review your policy. And you should do this even if you're happy with the plan you have.
Travelers are far from happy with the coach service they’re getting, according to a Consumer Reports survey of 20,000 of its subscribers.
Hopefully, you have an emergency kit for the humans in your family. Do you have one for your pets? Just like us, they need food and water – and a bunch of other things, like a leash.
The Amazon ad for its new $50 Fire tablet says it has the power and features you want for the price of a tank of gas. After testing the $50 Fire, experts at Consumer Reports say there's not much it won't do, but there's plenty it won't do well.
There is a dizzying array of rewards cards to choose from, each with different terms and conditions. Consumer Reports sifted through more than 90 rewards programs and came up with the cards that-if you play them right-can give you the most in cash back and free goods and services.
Space heaters are to blame for one out of three home-heating fires and more than 80 percent of the related deaths. Consumer Reports just tested almost 40 space heaters and says that if you have an older heater, consider replacing it because the new ones are much safer.
We've been hearing the advice for years now: Eat less red meat and more fresh produce. But this week's warning from the World Health Organization really set off some alarm bells. So what should you do? Experts say you don't have to go meatless.
If you've flown recently, you know how expensive it can be to check your luggage. Carrying on your bag will help you avoid the fees and save you time. But as Consumer Reports discovered, it's flyer beware.