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May 8, 2019

Can Congress Stop Robocalls?

Can Congress Stop Robocalls?

Fed up with robocalls? Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are, too, and now there may finally be legislation to help. Consumer Reports has more on how these bills could help you hang up on those incessant and often...

Apr 30, 2019

Consumer Reports Shares Top Sunscreen Picks

Consumer Reports Shares Top Sunscreen Picks

Consumer Reports rated a whopping 82 lotions, sprays, sticks, and lip balms, and cut through all the jargon on the labels to help find the best sunscreens.

Apr 24, 2019

Tricks of the Trade-In

Tricks of the Trade-In

If you’re in the market to sell your car, getting top dollar for it may seem like a daunting task. But Consumer Reports reveals some tricks of the “trade-in” that can help get you every penny your car is worth.

Apr 18, 2019

Window Shopping For Replacement Windows

Window Shopping For Replacement Windows

If your windows are drafty, “hazy” or maybe the frames are rotting, there’s a good chance you need new windows. And that can be an expensive project. The experts at Consumer Reports recently tested replacement...

Apr 5, 2019

Pros and Cons of Retail Membership

Pros and Cons of Retail Membership

Before you join a retail membership, Consumer Reports says, just be sure to weigh the pros and the cons.

Mar 14, 2019

How to Earn a College Scholarship (Legally)

How to Earn a College Scholarship (Legally)

In the wake of the bombshell news about the rich and powerful allegedly using their influence to get their kids into elite schools, many parents and students may be exploring ways to legally apply for college.

Mar 12, 2019

What to Know About the UltraFICO Score

What to Know About the UltraFICO Score

Getting that first credit card can be a real challenge. That’s because banks are often reluctant to give credit to a person with no credit history. But Consumer Reports says a new type of credit scoring...

Mar 8, 2019

Helping Your Teen Select Their First Car

Helping Your Teen Select Their First Car

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens aged 16-19 years, so it’s no wonder. But don’t fret, the experts at Consumer Reports were once teenagers themselves. And have some advice on how to go...

Feb 9, 2019

Local Singles Fall Victim to Vicious Online Dating Scheme

Local Singles Fall Victim to Vicious Online Dating Scheme

Three North Texans speak out after losings tens of thousands of dollars in a vicious online dating scheme. NBC 5's Samantha Chatman Responds.

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