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Federal crackdown on cramming is a win for consumers

May 16th, 2015
Federal crackdown on cramming is a win for consumers You've probably seen TV ads enthusiastically urging you to text a number to get your horoscope, find out the name of your perfect match, or get the latest celebrity...

Fiat 500X brings an Italian twist to mini crossovers

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May 16th, 2015
Fiat 500X brings an Italian twist to mini crossovers If you like cute, they don’t get much more adorable than a Fiat 500. And now it has a big brother in the equally distinctive 500X crossover. The 500X has...

Takata airbag recall adds millions more vehicles

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May 15th, 2015
Takata airbag recall adds millions more vehicles The unending expansions to the Takata airbag inflator recall continue to roll out. Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have recently added vehicles to the recall—and it is...

Cool extras don't improve the Raven hybrid mower

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May 15th, 2015
Cool extras don't improve the Raven hybrid mower Denver Global Products’ Raven, a combination lawn tractor, ATV, and generator sold at Lowe’s, has had a spotty history considering myriad problems with the...

A propane fuel tank gauge can save your barbecue

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May 15th, 2015
A propane fuel tank gauge can save your barbecue Running out of propane gas, just as hungry friends gather around your grill, is a hassle. To keep tempers from flaring some gas grills come with a fuel gauge but if yours...

Best deals on large and luxury cars

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May 15th, 2015
Best deals on large and luxury cars With large cars and luxury sedans, you can expect spacious accommodations, abundant features, comfortable road trip manners, and, as our latest analysis shows, big discounts. Based...

10 ways to protect yourself from medical identity theft

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May 15th, 2015
10 ways to protect yourself from medical identity theft A lot of good minds are trying to figure out how to make health information more secure. But it’s complicated, in part because there are advantages to not...

The cars that a real Mad Max would drive

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May 15th, 2015
The cars that a real Mad Max would drive In a dystopian future where oil is a rare, precious commodity and roads are constant war zones, a real Mad Max would turn to dependable, fuel-efficient cars, rather than a...

Why you should worry about health care identity theft

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May 15th, 2015
Why you should worry about health care identity theft Hackers, more and more, are targeting health care information. Medical identity thefts were up more than 20 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to the Ponemon...

Why hot stocks may not be so hot after all

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May 15th, 2015
Why hot stocks may not be so hot after all During the boom in tech stocks 15 years ago, Jeremy Siegel, the finance professor and best-selling author, pointed out that “whenever companies, no matter how great,...

What does SPF stand for?

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May 15th, 2015
What does SPF stand for? SPF (sun protection factor) is a relative measure of how long a sunscreen will protect you from ultraviolet (UV) B rays. The chief cause of reddening and sunburn, UVB rays tend to damage the...

Biking to work with a safety vest is a smart move

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May 15th, 2015
Biking to work with a safety vest is a smart move Before you set out today on National Bike to Work Day, you'll probably make sure your bicycle has enough air in its tires. And of course, you'll strap on a bike helmet...

Where to invest your emergency savings

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May 14th, 2015
Where to invest your emergency savings Something that pays zero percent interest may not seem a good deal, but Series I bonds, a type of Federal savings bond for individual investors, can sometimes be a peculiar...

Test driving Android Auto

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May 14th, 2015
Test driving Android Auto Now that we’ve been living with Android Auto for a month or so, we can report that it’s a good thing. Sort of. While Android Auto promises to reduce driver distraction by...

The deal with Skin So Soft

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May 14th, 2015
The deal with Skin So Soft How did a bath oil develop a reputation as an insect repellent? Avon’s Skin So Soft makes no repellent claims, and its ingredients—mineral oil and emollients—are purely...