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GM ignition death toll rises again, now at 90 For more than a decade, General Motors staffers and federal regulators ignored signs of defective ignition switches in various GM vehicles. Meanwhile, hundreds of people… Read more

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Ford recalling 400,000 vehicles for possible faulty door latch Nearly seven months after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first opened an investigation into thousands of Ford vehicles that… Read more

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Ultimate frequent-flyer guide About 100 million consumers belong to one or more airline frequent-flyer programs. If you’re one of them, you know how many hoops you need to jump through to get where you want to… Read more

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Phishing for security codes Identity thieves already have a lot of information about you—your name, address and phone number, your credit card number and the card’s expiration date. But there’s one… Read more

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Beware potential problems with Facebook’s new person-to-person payments In March, Facebook announced the launch of a payments feature for its Messenger application. It allows users to send each other money with just a… Read more

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How much security software do you really need? The Internet is teeming with malware that can infect your computer, and it’s important to use security software to protect yourself. To evaluate these products, Consumer… Read more

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Survival guide to buying a used car Buying a used car is fraught with risk. Unlike a new car that is factory fresh and backed by an extensive warranty, used cars have typically been driven for thousands of miles over… Read more

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New online tools from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is having a busy 2015. Since its creation in 2011, much of its energy was focused on constructing rules for the… Read more

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10 cheap housecleaning tools that will keep your home spotless You don’t have to hire a cleaning team or purchase professional-grade cleaning supplies to rid your home of dirt and dust. We asked Consumer… Read more

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The best pharmacy deals you probably overlooked This article and related materials are made possible by a grant from the state Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program, which is funded by the… Read more

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How to transfer your files to a new computer Getting a new computer? Great. Transferring your files and applications from the old to the new? Not so great. We put together this quick guide to help you make a switch with… Read more

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How to pick perfect produce There’s nothing quite like the biting into an apple plucked straight from the tree. Or is there? While fresh picked is a plus for highly perishable corn or peas, which lose their… Read more

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First test results of the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport We’ve had the stainless-steel Apple Watch and aluminum-bodied Apple Watch Sport for less than a day, and as we promised in a story from this morning, some… Read more

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Stop taking Mucinex Fast-Max liquid medicines If you have a bottle of Mucinex in your medicine cabinet, you may need to throw it away. Earlier week, drugmaker RB recalled certain lots of over-the-counter Mucinex… Read more

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The science behind smartwatch scratch resistance Durability is a greater concern for smartwatches than for any other personal electronics device. Sure, cellular phones can take a beating, but at least you can protect… Read more