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iPhone through Verizon expected early next year

By the end of the year, Apple plans to begin mass producing a new iPhone that Verizon Wireless will sell.

Tags: Verizon , iPhone , AT&T , Apple , Colleen Kelleher ,

Monday - 11/15/2010, 09:44am EST

U-Turn: New cars becoming cheaper than used

Last month, overall prices for used cars were at their highest level since the index began tracking prices in 1995.

Tags: used cars , Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index ,

Friday - 11/12/2010, 04:43pm EST

Electronics Top Holiday Gift Purchases

Though Americans are still tightening their belts when it comes to spending, it won't stop them from purchasing this year's most popular gifts: electronics.

Tags: holiday hires , gifts , electronics , Trouble Tracker Index , Amanda Walker , holiday shopping , Christmas shopping

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 01:53pm EST

Things that go 'bump' in your house

Kitchen doors and cabinets opening by themselves, appliances unexpectedly turning on and strange bumps in the night. In the wake of Halloween, it's easy to connect strange incidents to the paranormal. But an industry expert says the real scary feature of these fairly common household occurrences is the increased utility bills they can cause.

Tags: Debra Feinstein , daniel diclerico , Utility Bills , kitchen , Paul D. Shinkman

Monday - 11/01/2010, 01:26pm EDT

Hidden fees eat away at prepaid card balance

Prepaid credit cards often sold at supermarkets are a simpler alternative to using credit cards, but hidden fees for using them can quickly eat away at the balances.

Tags: debit cards , prepaid cards , VISA , Mastercard , Bob Kur , Paul D. Shinkman , Consumers Union , credit cards

Monday - 10/18/2010, 08:43am EDT

Consumer Reports rates bug sprays

A couple that you might use to ward off mosquitoes and ticks didn't fare well, but six brands did.

Tags: mosquitoes , ticks , bug spray , DEET , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 10:08am EDT

Sunscreen doesn't have to be expensive

You don't have to spend a ton to get a sunscreen that protects against ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B radiation.

Tags: sunscreen , UVA rays , ultraviolet A rays , ultraviolet B rays , Tanning , Environmental Working Group , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 11:18am EDT

What to look for when selecting new sheets

Consumer Reports finds it's not necessary to have the highest thread count for a decent set of sheets.

Tags: buying sheets , Michelle Basch , Colleen Kelleher

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 11:04am EDT

Smell the java: You get what you pay for

If you brew coffee for your morning commute at home, you will save money, but you may sacrifice some taste, according to Consumer Reports.

Tags: Coffee , eCarean Haning , Darci Marchese , coallleen Kelleher ,

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 10:16am EST
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