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Dec 14, 2014

Gift Cards Could Make a Bad Gift Idea

Gift Cards Could Make a Bad Gift Idea

If the thought of braving holiday crowds at the mall is driving you to go for gift cards, you’re not alone. Spending on gift cards is expected to hit a record high this year.

Dec 14, 2014

Perfect Gifts for Your Pets

Perfect Gifts for Your Pets

In addition to friends and relatives on our holiday gift lists, don’t forget those family members who might have chewed up all of last year’s presents. Our pets! Consumer Reports has advice on toys that...

Dec 4, 2014

Holiday Shipping Gripes

Holiday Shipping Gripes

In a recent survey, Consumer Reports asked 1,000 people about their shipping gripes. And it has tips to help your boxes reach their destinations.

Dec 2, 2014

Most and Least Loved Cars

Most and Least Loved Cars

Before you buy a new car, you want to make sure you’ll be happy. A good way to tell is to hear from owners and ask whether they’d buy their car again. That’s what Consumer Reports does for you, surveying 350,000...

Nov 28, 2014

Getting WIFI Throughout Your House

Getting WIFI Throughout Your House

We’re dependent on Wi-Fi to access the internet in different parts of our homes. But too often service is sluggish or there are dead zones. Consumer Reports has advice to help improve Wi-Fi in your house.

Nov 26, 2014

Top Stick Vacuums

Top Stick Vacuums

Three new, lightweight stick vacuums from Shark and Dyson not only promise to do the trick, but also claim to be as good or better than full-sized vacuums. So Consumer Reports challenged them with the...

Nov 24, 2014

Losing Your Right to Sue

Losing Your Right to Sue

When you buy a product or service and something goes terribly wrong, you may think, “I can always sue.” But Consumer Reports warns that people often unwittingly give up their right to sue.

Nov 20, 2014

Consumer Reports: Best Cell Phone Services

Consumer Reports: Best Cell Phone Services

Consumer Reports take cell phone services based on a survey of 63,000 of its subscribers.

Dec 9, 2014

Make Charity Donations Count

Make Charity Donations Count

For many, the holiday season is a time to give not only to friends and family but also to those in need. In fact, 40 percent of charitable contributions are made in the last few weeks of the year.

Nov 21, 2014

Consumer Reports: Hidden Risks of Going Gluten-Free

Consumer Reports: Hidden Risks of Going Gluten-Free

How good is a gluten-free diet for everyone? Consumer Reports reviewed nutrition labels for more than 80 gluten-free foods.

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Woman Caught on Camera Stealing Packages in Jail

Woman Caught on Camera Stealing Packages in Jail

The woman who was spotted at least twice on surveillance video snatching gifts in North Dallas around Midway and Walnut Hill has been caught.

Cleburne Officer Cleared of Shooting, Killing Dog

Cleburne Officer Cleared of Shooting, Killing Dog

A review has cleared a North Texas officer in the videotaped fatal shooting of a pit bull during a call about aggressive dogs.

14th Earthquake Reported in Irving

14th Earthquake Reported in Irving

The latest quake struck near state Highway 183 and Loop 12 at 11:08 p.m. Friday. Earlier in the day, there was a quake three miles northeast of Irving and five miles south of Farmers Branch at 10:38 a.m.

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Morris Left Garage in Friend's Trunk: Police

An arrest warrant released by the Plano Police Department said DNA evidence indicates a missing 23-year-old Plano woman last seen entering a parking garage at The Shops at Legacy left the garage in the trunk of...

Raul Castro: U.S. Talks Won't Change Cuban System

Raul Castro: U.S. Talks Won't Change Cuban System

Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba's parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington...

2 Burleson Officers Injured in Shootout

2 Burleson Officers Injured in Shootout

Two Burleson police officers are recovering Friday after being shot while pursuing a bank robbery suspect.