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Why you don't need a multivitamin

May 12th, 2015
Why you don't need a multivitamin Taking a multivitamin as a nutritional insurance policy may seem like a good idea. But the truth is that there’s no proof that the pills provide any benefit for healthy...

Tips from a master frequent flyer

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May 12th, 2015
Tips from a master frequent flyer You’ll probably never earn 300,000 to 400,000 frequent-flyer miles per year, as Jeff Harris does. An elite-level member of multiple award programs, Harris, from Los Angeles,...

Good & bad news on credit reports, credit scores

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May 12th, 2015
Good & bad news on credit reports, credit scores It's been a busy spring for consumers in the credit-report arena. Several new developments ensure a better shake for job-seekers; folks in credit counseling; and...

Whole Foods to launch smaller, cheaper stores

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May 12th, 2015
Whole Foods to launch smaller, cheaper stores For years, Consumer Reports readers have lauded Whole Foods Markets, the high-end grocer with 400 stores from coast to coast, for exceptional produce and other perishables,...

Another reason to skip sport and weight-loss supplements

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May 12th, 2015
Another reason to skip sport and weight-loss supplements When a healthy, fit Swedish woman in her early 50s suffered a stroke last year while exercising, her doctor suspected that a supplement she took before her work...

Nissan rules, Chrysler disappoints in latest SUV crash tests

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May 12th, 2015
Nissan rules, Chrysler disappoints in latest SUV crash tests The newly redesigned Nissan Murano tops the latest midsized SUVs to face the tough Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small overlap crash test. In...

Brinkmann offers fix for grill with safety problem

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May 12th, 2015
Brinkmann offers fix for grill with safety problem When you buy a gas grill you expect it to work and work safely. When it doesn’t, you have to hope that customer service will quickly resolve your problem....

Teaching teens to drive a stick with some of the coolest cars in the world

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May 12th, 2015
Teaching teens to drive a stick with some of the coolest cars in the world Consumer Reports played host to a teen driving event at its Auto Test Center in Colchester, Conn. The kicker was that the cars they learned on...

Is canned fish as healthy for you as fresh fish?

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May 11th, 2015
Is canned fish as healthy for you as fresh fish? Q. Is canned fish as good for you as fresh? A. Both canned and fresh fish are a good source of protein and other important nutrients, and one isn't necessarily...

Make the telephone companies stop robocalls

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May 11th, 2015
Make the telephone companies stop robocalls Your call is very important to us —NOT!! That was essentially the response from AT&T, Verizon, and CenturyLink, the three largest carriers in the United States, to...

Drug that can make you dizzy

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May 11th, 2015
Drug that can make you dizzy Feeling dizzy or lightheaded is a side effect of many common drugs. And it can be risky because you could fall and hurt yourself. Falls in general are a major cause of injuries, sending...

Are certified preowned cars worth it?

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May 10th, 2015
Are certified preowned cars worth it? Dealers tout them, and seemingly savvy buyers look for the label, but does a vehicle that’s “certified preowned” really offŒer an advantage? Is the...

What's your bike helmet habit?

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May 9th, 2015
What's your bike helmet habit? Do you faithfully wear a helmet every time you hop on a bike? And even if you do, are you sure you’ve got it on right? If not, you’re at risk of head injury and worse if you...

How to pay for flights via apps and social media

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May 9th, 2015
How to pay for flights via apps and social media For some time now, airlines have used social media to send promotional deals to travelers. You also use social media apps to book flights, check flight status, use your...

5 reasons to call it quits on your old car

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May 9th, 2015
5 reasons to call it quits on your old car By hanging on to Old Faithful, you’re keeping yourself from owning a safer, more efficient, and reliable automobile, not to mention having all of the nice stuff that...