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Feb 12, 2015

Top Paints for Your Rooms

Top Paints for Your Rooms

A fresh coat of paint can give any room a simple, spring makeover. Where it gets complicated is choosing the paint. Home improvement stores such as Lowe’s and Home Depot stock not only different brands of paint...

Feb 6, 2015

Consumer Reports: Hydrogen-Powered Cars

Consumer Reports: Hydrogen-Powered Cars

Consumer Reports evaluated several hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles.

Feb 3, 2015

Should Walmart Be Your Next Bank?

Should Walmart Be Your Next Bank?

The way people bank is changing rapidly, as every year fewer go to branches and millions embrace internet banking. Walmart is getting into the business, teaming up with GoBank to offer online banking. Walmart...

Jan 29, 2015

Insider Tips for Buying and Selling Homes

Insider Tips for Buying and Selling Homes

Some five million homes are expected to change hands this year, according to the National Association of Realtors. That’s up about 30 percent since the depths of the recession.

Jan 28, 2015

Sharing Streaming Media Passwords

Sharing Streaming Media Passwords

A newly released Consumer Reports survey shows that 46 percent of those asked share their passwords with friends or relatives who don’t live with them.

Jan 27, 2015

Overuse of CT Scans

Overuse of CT Scans

Consumer Reports’ medical adviser says that the misuse of CT scans can lead to serious consequences.

Jan 22, 2015

Best Places for Car Repairs

Best Places for Car Repairs

When it comes to car repairs, a Consumer Reports’ survey finds that Tesla scored higher than any other dealership or independent service center for overall satisfaction

Jan 20, 2015

Cell Phone Chargers

Cell Phone Chargers

Consumer Reports checks out the products made for portable power for mobile devices.

Jan 15, 2015

Super Snack Bars

Super Snack Bars

The most overcrowded section of your grocery store may well be the snack bar aisle. Snack bars are a handy, grab-and-go food. But there’s a difference between those that are healthy and the ones that have a lot...

Jan 13, 2015

Annoying Car Controls & New Solutions

Annoying Car Controls & New Solutions

The idea behind car infotainment systems is simple: Give drivers an easy-to-use way to access their phone, music and navigation all while still keeping their eyes on the road. But many drivers find the...

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Blue Bell Initiates Nationwide Recall

Blue Bell Initiates Nationwide Recall

Blue Bell has recalled all of its products currently on store shelves nationwide due to the potential they may be contaminated with listeria.

FW, Haltom City PD Search for Carjacking Suspect

FW, Haltom City PD Search for Carjacking Suspect

Fort Worth police continue to search for a man who they say carjacked a minivan Monday afternoon in an effort to elude officers who were in pursuit.

2-Month-Old Boy Killed, Mauled by Pit Bull

2-Month-Old Boy Killed, Mauled by Pit Bull

A 2-month-old boy was killed Sunday afternoon and his mother was injured when the family's pit bull attacked the child inside their Dallas home, police said.

Restraining Order in Nina Pham Case

Restraining Order in Nina Pham Case

A state district judge Monday momentarily halted efforts by Texas Health Resources to seek a worker’s compensation claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham.

Mesquite Officers Pull Man From Burning Car

Mesquite Officers Pull Man From Burning Car

Two Mesquite police officers are being credited with saving the life of an unconscious driver trapped in a burning car Sunday.

Mysterious Drone Causing Headaches in Mansfield

Mysterious Drone Causing Headaches in Mansfield

A Mansfield man says a drone was hovering outside his first floor window. He called police and was told there was little they could do about it.