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Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

Top Pressure Washers

Top Pressure Washers

Consumer Reports tested 24 pressure washers to see how much pressure they deliver.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

Laptop Problems

Laptop Problems

If you have an older laptop, prepare for it to stop working. Consumer Reports' latest survey found that laptops more than three years old are much more likely to break.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

Car Loan Pitfalls

Car Loan Pitfalls

Car sales are up, and Americans now have one-trillion dollars in outstanding car loans and leases. Last year, about 29 percent of new cars were financed with loans lasting longer than 72 months.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Avoid Medical Bill Shock

Avoid Medical Bill Shock

A Consumer Reports survey found that one-third of Americans got a bill they had to pay that was more than they expected for medical costs.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

Inflated Tire Tread-Wear Claims

Inflated Tire Tread-Wear Claims

When it comes time to buy tires, tread life is an important consideration. Manufacturers claim anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000 miles. Consumer Reports tested the tread life of 47 tires — two samples of each — to...

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015

Consumer Reports: Latest Sleep Medicine

Consumer Reports: Latest Sleep Medicine

For people with insomnia, there's a new prescription sleep drug called Belsomra. It acts differently on the brain than current medications like Ambien.

Monday, Sep 28, 2015

Consumer Reports: Low-Cost Video Streaming

Consumer Reports: Low-Cost Video Streaming

If you’re looking to stream video from the Internet but don’t have a smart TV, you may want to pick up a streaming stick. It’s a simple, inexpensive way to watch online content on your television.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015

Robotic Lawn Mowers

Robotic Lawn Mowers

Consumer Reports tested four robotic lawn mothers to see whether you should sit back and turn your lawn over to a robot.

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015

Consumer Reports: Subcompact SUVs

Consumer Reports: Subcompact SUVs

Several automakers have rolled out an affordable new breed of vehicle they're marketing to millennials. Consumer Reports has checked out four of them.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

Top Toilet Paper

Top Toilet Paper

Consumer Reports’ latest tests covered 21 different kinds of toilet paper. Not all lived up to the claims on their packaging.

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Tornado Watch Issued Until 10 P.M. Friday

Tornado Watch Issued Until 10 P.M. Friday

Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. Quieter weather for the weekend.

Cars Hit by Objects Thrown from Highway Overpass

Cars Hit by Objects Thrown from Highway Overpass

One person is in custody after Dallas police say someone was throwing rocks or bricks from a highway overpass onto traffic moving through downtown Dallas Friday morning.

Puerto Rico Reports 1st Zika Death in US

Puerto Rico Reports 1st Zika Death in US

A 70-year-old man in Puerto Rico has become the first person to die of the Zika virus in the United States, NBC News reported. Puerto Rico's health secretary Ana Rius said Friday that a 70-year-old man infected...

Tied-Up Children Rescued from Texas Home

Tied-Up Children Rescued from Texas Home

Authorities say they've rescued eight unsupervised children from a San Antonio home where a 2-year-old boy was chained to the ground in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl was tied to a door with a dog leash.

Cartel Boss Who Ordered Southlake Murder Had High-Level Protection: Witness

Cartel Boss Who Ordered Southlake Murder Had High-Level Protection: Witness

The drug cartel boss who ordered the murder of an attorney in Southlake three years ago once bragged that he was protected by the Mexican president, the U.S. government’s star witness testified in a federal...

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Voter ID Law

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law. But the court said it could revisit the issue as the November elections approach.