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Going Farther Per Gallon

Updated: 07/18/2013 - Consumer Reports' latest tests show how you drive plays a big role in the mileage you get.

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Lots of Missed Savings

Updated: 07/09/2013 - A national survey of 2,000 shoppers reveals only about half tried to negotiate for bargains in the last few years. But the Consumer Reports National Research Center finds it pays to speak up.

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Outdated Mileage Tests

Updated: 07/09/2013 - Consumer Reports' latest tests show some of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road - are all too often coming up short.

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Great Craft Beers

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Everybody knows the big-name beers, but there are more than 2,400 breweries in the U.S. alone. Most are craft brewers, which means they're small and independent. Consumer Reports just sized up a couple dozen craft beers in time for your Fourth of July celebration.

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Spotting Eyeglass Savings

Posted: 06/27/2013 - A new pair of prescription glasses can set you back hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Consumer Reports tells you where to go to get great prices and top-notch service.

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Ink-Guzzling Printers

Posted: 06/26/2013 - When it's time to buy new ink cartridges for your printer, the cost can be a real shock. Consumer Reports learned, some printers gobble up ink that never lands on a page. It tested nearly 30 printers.

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Ice Cream Scoops

Updated: 06/07/2013 - Take-home ice cream sales account for nearly 70% of all the ice cream sold in the U.S. That means many of us could use a great ice cream scoop! Consumer Reports ShopSmart just checked out ice cream scoops designed to make getting a bowl of your favorite ice cream a little easier.

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Unscrupulous Movers

Updated: 06/07/2013 - Right now we are in the peak of moving season. In fact, more people move in June than any other month. But Consumer Reports says be careful. The Better Business Bureau received more than 8,000 moving company complaints last year. But there are ways to avoid getting ripped off.

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Credit Scores Gotchas

Updated: 06/07/2013 - Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial life, and Americans spend millions of dollars a year to find out theirs. But Consumer Reports says the score you get is not necessarily the one lenders use. That can be a nasty surprise when you apply for credit.

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Top Lawn Mowers

Updated: 05/24/2013 - New tests by Consumer Reports reveals the top lawn mowers. More than 45 were tested.

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Best Sunscreens

Posted: 05/24/2013 - When you shop for sunscreen, you probably check the SPF, but Consumer Reports' latest tests find there's no guarantee you are getting the level of protection listed on the label.

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Best and Worst Airlines

Updated: 05/22/2013 - Consumer Reports has just released its latest ratings on airlines. They're based on input from more than 16,000 subscribers.

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Keeping Produce Fresh

Updated: 05/18/2013 - Tossing out fresh fruit and vegetables that have gone bad feels like throwing money down the drain. A new product called FreshPaper claims to keep produce fresh for up to four times longer. Consumer Reports put it to the test.

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Best Gas Grills

Updated: 05/18/2013 - Just in time for Memorial Day weekend - Consumer Reports' test results on more than 100 gas grills. Some are loaded with features, but you don't have to spend top dollar to get a grill that sizzles.

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Ground Turkey Caution

Updated: 04/30/2013 - More people are opting for ground turkey instead of beef these days. Even Burger King has started serving up turkey burgers. But a just-released Consumer Reports' investigation reveals - it can also be a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Securing Your Smart Phone

Updated: 04/30/2013 - If you store sensitive information on your smart phone, losing track of it could spell disaster, but a few key moves can go a long way to keeping your data safe.

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DIY Cracked IPhone Repairs

Updated: 04/25/2013 - Cracked iPhone screen? Online videos explain how to fix them, but Consumer Reports found the repair is far from simple!

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More Reliable Motorcycles

Updated: 04/18/2013 - Motorcycles offer an exhilarating riding experience and can deliver impressive fuel savings. If you're thinking about getting one, Consumer Reports has new information on some of the most reliable brands on the road.

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Big Name Drug Savings

Updated: 04/18/2013 - If you take Lipitor, Actos, or Lexapro, new generics of these and other big-name drugs could be a real money saver. But Consumer Reports has discovered - just because you're buying a generic drug doesn't mean you're getting a great price.

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Super Absorbent Toy Balls Caution

Updated: 04/15/2013 - They're colorful and alluring, but Consumer Reports says there's a potential safety hazard with popular small toy balls and beads that expand dramatically in water. There's been one recall, but many more of these super absorbent polymer balls are still on the market.

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Paying with Your Smart Phone

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Over the last year, more people are paying for stuff by waving, sliding, or tapping their smart phones. More apps called digital wallets are offering different ways to pay. Consumer Reports Money Adviser took a look at several to see if you really can leave your wallet at home.

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Save on TV, Phone and Internet

Updated: 04/15/2013 - To save on TV, Internet, and phone bills, many people get all three services from the same company. These "triple plays" get you steep discounts, but only for a limited time. Consumer Reports shows you ways to save.

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Computer Scam Hitting Southern Colorado

Posted: 04/09/2013 - As you log onto your computers today, a southern Colorado woman is warning us all about a computer scam hitting our area.

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Marvelous Mattresses

Updated: 03/22/2013 - A new survey by Consumer Reports found about one in five people wished they'd bought a different mattress. Consumer Reports' test results can help you cut through the barrage of mattress ads.

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