Consumer Reports

Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Best & Worst Air Purifiers Consumer Reports: Best & Worst Air Purifiers (Video)
Air cleaners make claims like “capture 99 percent of allergens and irritants,” “remove allergens like dust, pet dander and pollen,” healthier, fresher air.” Consumer Reports tested 26 portable air cleaners to see how well they work.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Scoring frequent-flyer miles Consumer Reports: Scoring frequent-flyer miles (Video)
Who doesn’t want to fly for free? But can you really get where you want to go using your
frequent-flyer miles? To find out, Consumer Reports asked staffers to try booking round-
trip tickets using their frequent-flyer miles with nine programs: Alaska, American, Delta,
Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Spirit, United, and US Airways.
Problem Solvers The American shopper is back The American shopper is back
Since the economic downturn, we became a nation of savers, too traumatized by the economy to buy anything but the bare necessities. However, Americans are starting to spend again.
Problem Solvers Food labeling for GMOs Food labeling for GMOs
The controversy is growing over whether food should be labeled if it contains genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Versatile Blu-Ray players Consumer Reports: Versatile Blu-Ray players (Video)
Millions of Americans now watch video that’s streamed to their TV over the Internet. Many use set-top boxes such as Apple TV and Roku. But Consumer Reports just finished testing the latest Blu-ray players and says they are another great option for streaming video to your television.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: What's worth buying at Walmart Consumer Reports: What's worth buying at Walmart (Video)
Think shopping at Walmart is a bright idea? Consumer Reports’ tests show it could be, if you’re in the market for LED lightbulbs. LEDs are usually very expensive, but after 3,000 hours of testing, Consumer Reports found several from Walmart that are cheap and really good, including the Great Value 60-watt equivalent, A19. Use it 3 hours per day, and it should last about 22 years. Not bad for $10. Several Great Value floodlights are also a good bargain.
Problem Solvers Turning your old stuff into cash Turning your old stuff into cash
For many people, the idea of moving to a smaller home is overwhelming. Consumer Reports tells you how to get the most money for the stuff you no longer need.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Beware BPA-tainted receipts Consumer Reports: Beware BPA-tainted receipts (Video)
Cash register receipts, ATM receipts, the receipts the gas pump spits out, and even baggage claim checks—if they’re printed on thermal paper, they probably contain bisphenol A, known as BPA. It’s a chemical that raises safety concerns because it’s linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive abnormalities.
Problem Solvers Consumer Reports: Getting rid of lice safely Consumer Reports: Getting rid of lice safely
Americans spent 130 million dollars on treatments for head lice last year. Lice is a problem that affects as many as 12 million school children annually. Frantic families often turn to popular over-the-counter treatments like RID, that contains pyrethrum or Nix, that contains permethrin. But Consumer Reports says that based on mounting evidence, including a recently published study, these chemicals are not the best choices.