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Congress should protect Americans by passing the Safe Food Act

February 13th, 2015
Congress should protect Americans by passing the Safe Food Act Every year 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne disease. That leads to 128,000 hospital visits and 3,000 deaths, according to the Centers for...

Levels of mercury in tuna are on the rise

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February 13th, 2015
Levels of mercury in tuna are on the rise Concentrations of mercury in tuna caught in the Pacific near Hawaii increased at a rate of around 4 percent annually from 1998 through 2008, according to a new study led by a...

Cook these healthy vegetables

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February 13th, 2015
Cook these healthy vegetables When it comes to making healthy vegetables, cooked can sometimes be better than raw. Cooking can free up more nutrients for your body to absorb. “Common wisdom says cooked food has...

Whatever happened to CFL bulbs?

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February 13th, 2015
Whatever happened to CFL bulbs? CFLs have improved over the years that Consumer Reports has tested them. Back in 2007 you could find CFLs that flickered when first turned on, cast a weird light, hummed, buzzed, and even...

Want to sleep better? Get yourself a new smoke detector and CO alarm.

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February 13th, 2015
Want to sleep better? Get yourself a new smoke detector and CO alarm. House fires can happen to anybody at any time, but they occur most often in the winter, when people are using heating equipment, fireplaces, and...

Tesla prepares to spread its wings with bold, new products

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February 12th, 2015
Tesla prepares to spread its wings with bold, new products Tesla lost $108 million last quarter. But that didn’t dampen the company’s enthusiasm for a range of new products the company has coming on its...

Freshened 2016 Acura RDX adds enhancements bumper to bumper

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February 12th, 2015
Freshened 2016 Acura RDX adds enhancements bumper to bumper A mid-cycle makeover for Acura’s compact luxury SUV brings adds amenities and an upgraded interior aimed at making it more competitive with its European...

Larger 2016 Honda Pilot plays catch-up

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February 12th, 2015
Larger 2016 Honda Pilot plays catch-up Longer, lighter, and a whole lot more sophisticated and contemporary looking than the ripe for retirement model it replaces, Honda says its redesigned three-row midsized SUV will...

The importance of keeping your youngest travelers in a rear-facing car seat

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February 12th, 2015
The importance of keeping your youngest travelers in a rear-facing car seat A recent study shows that that most parents are still moving their children to a forward-facing car seat sooner than they should. The parent...

2016 Chevrolet Equinox gets a late-life freshening

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February 12th, 2015
2016 Chevrolet Equinox gets a late-life freshening The Chevrolet Equinox gets a late-life freshening, spiffing up the exterior, adding a safety features, and introducing new trim levels. (Read our latest Chevrolet...

The Comcast-Time Warner merger still isn't good for consumers

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February 11th, 2015
The Comcast-Time Warner merger still isn't good for consumers It's now been a year since Comcast, the country's largest cable and broadband company, proposed a takeover of Time Warner Cable, the number two...

5 Valentine's Day gifts your techie sweetheart will love

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February 11th, 2015
5 Valentine's Day gifts your techie sweetheart will love Still shopping for your valentine? Skip the traditional and check out these gadgets. They could score you points for originality, and you and your significant...

Honda CR-V warranty extended to cover door lock problem

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February 11th, 2015
Honda CR-V warranty extended to cover door lock problem Honda has issued two Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) and granted a warranty extension to address faulty door locks on its popular CR-V SUV. The TSBs cover...

The importance of keeping your youngest travelers in a rear-facing child seat

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February 10th, 2015
The importance of keeping your youngest travelers in a rear-facing child seat A recent study shows that that most parents are still moving their children to a forward-facing car seat sooner than they should. The...

Why you shouldn't give your doctor your Social Security number

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February 10th, 2015
Why you shouldn't give your doctor your Social Security number You’re filling out a pile of forms at the local hospital or when seeing a physician. You jot down your name, address, and insurance information. Then...