Don’t be fooled by food labels

Shakespeare asked what’s in a name, and you should too when it comes to food labels. Food packaging can feature a lot of claims that may mak…

Car Owner Satisfaction Survey

At Consumer Reports’s 327-acre auto test track, new cars are put through the paces each year as engineers perform safety, driving, and comfo…

Essential Winter Driving Tips

Jack Frost nipping at our noses can also mean treacherous driving conditions. Your best bet in wintery weather is to stay off the road. But …

Make your car safe for winter driving

Every year, 200,000 car crashes happen in wintry conditions. Consumer Reports says one of the best ways to stay safe on slick roads is to pr…

How to haggle and save on anything

We all love getting a good bargain, but you don’t necessarily need to wait for a sale or a coupon to nab a discount.

Half of drivers distracted by phones

Consumer Reports found 52 percent of licensed drivers who own a smartphone texted, played music, browsed the web, sent emails, or watched vi…

Online shopping for procrastinators

Consumer Reports says online retailers are eager to deliver to those who procrastinate, but you need to know who will give you the best deli…

Shopping for a worthy cause

‘Tis the season of giving, so how about considering a gift that also lets you give back? Some retailers donate a portion of their sales to c…

Is alcohol good or bad for you?

Chances are you’ve heard that alcohol in moderation may offer certain health benefits. But do the pluses of moderate drinking really outweig…