Consumer Reports Articles

How NOT to treat a cold

We spend a small fortune on cold medicines. But many of the treatments aren’t worth taking and can have side effects. Consumer Reports tells you what not to do as well as the best what's best to treat that cold.

Used cars under $10,000

10 used cars under $10,000 that are recommended by Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports: 'Top Cars' for 2015

Being named a Consumer Reports Top Pick is a coveted accolade among carmakers. This year Detroit should be happy. The 2015 list has more American cars than any time since 1998.

Combat exercise boredom

2015 has barely started, but what’s happened to all those New Year’s resolutions? Consumer Reports' exercise equipment testers offer creative routines to keep your treadmill and elliptical from gathering dust.

Beware of 'dairy case junk food'

Calcium and protein claims make string cheese, yogurt and other dairy products look so good for you. But if you’re still trying to work off your holiday bulge and cut back on sodium, Consume Reports says beware of the dairy case.

Hydrogen-powered cars

These cars just take just a few minutes to fuel, burn only hydrogen and emit only water. Consumer Reports checked out the latest being offered to the public.

Super snack bars

How to make sure the bar you're eating isn't loaded with sugar and saturated fat.

Should Walmart be your next bank?

The biggest store on earth has gotten into the banking business, adding checking accounts to its offerings of credit and debit cards. Consumer Reports helps you decide whether Walmart should be your bank.

Insider tips for home buyers, sellers

The real estate industry predicts home sales will jump 7% this year. Consumer Reports' exclusive survey of realtors gets the inside scoop on bad agent practices that can cost you money.

Sharing streaming media passwords

Netflix, HBO GO and other streaming services let you watch all the movies and TV shows you want whenever you want. But it’s easy to get someone else’s password and log on for free. A surprising number of people do. Consumer Reports looks at the ins and outs of sharing passwords.

Consumer Reports tests iPhone 6 batteries

Consumer Reports completes battery testing of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Find out if Apple lived up to its promise to increase talk time.