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CR: Super Sunscreens

Posted: 06/25/2007 - When you buy a sunscreen, you assume it'll protect you from the sun. However, Consumer Reports' latest tests show some come up short.

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CR: New In Digital Cameras

Posted: 06/25/2007 - Many people who are shopping for a digital camera are on to their second one, according to Consumer Reports. They took a look at three.

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CR: Outstanding Airlines

Posted: 06/20/2007 - Plane travel isn't as much fun as it used to be. A new Consumer Reports survey reveals the most vexing problems and how 18 airlines stack up.

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CR: Shake Off Weight Claim

Posted: 06/20/2007 - It may sound bizarre, but one product claims to give you a workout just by standing around. It’s the Soloflex Whole Body Vibration Platform, which sells online for close to $300 dollars. Consumer Reports decided to check it out.

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CR: Pet Insurance

Updated: 06/06/2007 - Keeping pets happy and healthy is a big business. Last year, Americans spent over $9 billion dollars on vet care and a whopping $230 million on pet health insurance. Consumer Reports says more businesses are offering pet insurance, but is it a good deal?

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CR: Top Hotels

Posted: 06/06/2007 - As you make summer travel plans, be aware: it's getting tougher to get a good deal on a hotel room. Leisure travel is up and so is business travel.

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CR: Do Good Products

Updated: 06/01/2007 - More companies are donating a portion of their sales to charity and it can pay off. Research shows shoppers are more apt to buy something that's associated with a charitable cause. However, how much money actually reaches charities? Consumer Reports' Shopsmart looked into it.

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CR: Weight Loss Digital?

Posted: 05/25/2007 - How would you like a camera that makes you look 10 pounds thinner, removes blemishes and even makes your pets more photogenic? Sounds too good to be true? Consumer Reports tested the claims of a new digital camera from HP.

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CR: Dirty Laundry

Posted: 05/25/2007 - If you're in the market for a washing machine, you've got a dilemma. The stylish ones cost more than $1000 dollars. And, Consumer Reports' latest tests find less expensive washers, those with a center-post agitator, are mediocre at cleaning.

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CR: Off-Label Drug Concerns

Posted: 05/21/2007 - The next time a doctor gives you a prescription, ask if the drug has been approved for your condition. Consumer Reports says there is a good chance your prescription is not being used the way it was originally intended.

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CR: Do-Good Products

Updated: 06/01/2007 - More companies are donating a portion of their sales to charity and it can pay off. Research shows shoppers are more apt to buy something that's associated with a charitable cause. However, how much money actually reaches charities? Consumer Reports' Shopsmart looked into it.

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CR: Great Gas Grills

Posted: 05/15/2007 - Sales of gas grills set a record last year. That's why manufacturers have come out with a variety of grills this summer, including everything from portables to smokers and rotisseries.

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CR: Successful Diets

Posted: 05/15/2007 - It seems someone is always coming up with a new diet that claims it's a sure-fire way to shed pounds. So, how do you know which one delivers results?

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CR: Credit Monitoring

Posted: 05/04/2007 - Government agencies, banks, and businesses have improperly disclosed, and even lost the personal information of 100 million Americans in the last three years, which puts people at risk for identity theft.

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CR: Vista on the Cheap

Posted: 05/04/2007 - Microsoft promises you'll say ‘wow’ when you upgrade to Windows Vista. It’s a new operating system. However, an upgrade costs at least $100 dollars and Consumer Reports says you can get a lot of the wow factor without paying a dime.

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CR: Fewer Repairs

Posted: 04/27/2007 - When you buy a new refrigerator or other major appliance, you want one that won't need a lot of repairs.

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CR: Top Diapers

Updated: 04/28/2007 - Babies need some six-thousand diapers before they grow out of them.

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CR: Sam’s vs. Costco

Updated: 04/22/2007 - For the last 15 years or so, Sam's Club and Costco have been slugging it out, to be the top warehouse club chain. Consumer Reports found, if you know what to shop for, you can save a lot of money at both. However, there are differences between the two, so you have to size up which is best for you.

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CR: Super Warehouses

Posted: 04/20/2007 - Consumer Reports says you can save plenty of money at Sam's Club and Costco. However, you have to know how to shop.

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CR: Reduce Backovers

Posted: 04/20/2007 - Every week, 50 children are hurt or killed when a vehicle backs over them. Consumer Reports just tested a wireless camera to see if it can help prevent a tragedy.

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CR: College Search Savings

Updated: 04/09/2007 - It used to be, the cost of getting into college was just the application fee and maybe a trip to check out the campus. However, things have changed.

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CR: Name Change Challenge

Posted: 04/06/2007 - Celebrities often change their names. Take Marion Morrison who became John Wayne and Caryn Johnson who's better known as Whoopi Goldberg.

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CR: Buying for Baby

Posted: 04/06/2007 - For new parents, making sure everything is set when you bring home your bundle of joy can be overwhelming. Consumer Reports can help you get started with the bare essentials.

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CR: Dcotor Endorsements

Posted: 03/23/2007 - It’s not just actors and athletes who endorse products. Doctors are also asked to lend their names to help sell a product.

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CR: Easier Bill Paying Online

Updated: 03/26/2007 - According to a recent survey, nearly 40 percent of American households have begun paying bills online.

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