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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.

Nov 18, 2014

Arsenic in Rice

Arsenic in Rice

Consumer Reports has issued new guidelines for limits on how much rice you and your children should eat.

Nov 14, 2014

Cheap Chinese Tires No Bargain

Cheap Chinese Tires No Bargain

Tires are expensive! Most SUV-truck tires Consumer Reports recommends cost more than $150 each.

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Kids Sickened Day Before School Evacuated: Parents

The parent of a Lakewood Elementary School student says her son, and several others, were sick a day before the school was evacuated over dangerous levels of carbon monoxide gas.

State Rep. Cites God in Push for Legal Pot

State Rep. Cites God in Push for Legal Pot

A state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake, wants the plant legalized.

Morris Kidnapping Suspect Had Sex With Teen: Warrant

Morris Kidnapping Suspect Had Sex With Teen: Warrant

The man accused of kidnapping Christina Morris is now charged with sexual assault of a child after a 6-month relationship with a 16-year-old girl, according to an arrest warrant.

Former FWPD Chief Has Ties to Body-Camera Maker

Former FWPD Chief Has Ties to Body-Camera Maker

Taser International, emerging as leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs, including former Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead.

AA Mechanic Killed in Accident at DFW Airport

AA Mechanic Killed in Accident at DFW Airport

An American Airlines mechanic died after an accident on a jet bridge Monday at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Burning Cross Left Outside Central Texas Church

Burning Cross Left Outside Central Texas Church

Investigators are trying to determine who left a burning cross outside a Central Texas church.