The Internal Revenue Service is warning people about a new tax scam that tricks low-income and elderly people into filing for fraudulent ref
As if being unemployed were not bad enough, many people who were out of work for all or part of 2011 are discovering they may face even more
Natural gas futures tumbled to a one-month low in New York as forecasts of above-normal temperatures across the continental U.S. signaled re
Having taught students at all levels, from college to adult education, I have learned the value of repetition.
Fats can be sneaky -- they lurk in lots of everyday, packaged food items and can put people at risk for heart disease and other health issue
A Pennsylvania program designed to help low-income residents pay their utility bills will receive an additional $52.3 million in federal fun
All body lotions are supposed to moisturize, but some come with bigger promises like "long-lasting relief."
WASHINGTON -- The federal government's $25 billion settlement Thursday with banks over fraudulent foreclosure practices begins a
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Whether it's a slap-happy review of your new flat-screen TV on Amazon or a scathing critique of a car dealer on Yelp or Facebook, there are
The rampant discourse over the nation's economic future took a back seat to some more important forecasts recently as fractious factions
The days of inefficient light bulbs are slowly coming to an end. Recent tests from Consumer Reports showcased more than 30 different compact
The convenience of checking balances, transferring funds and paying bills online has, for a growing number of people, made running to a bank
If you want a top-rated car battery, you can't just buy by brand. Performance within brands can vary by size and model, Consumer Reports' la
There are so many credit cards out there, it's not possible that you picked the worst one. Or is it? The credit card-tracking website Cardra
Question: I'm starting to think about preparing my 2011 taxes. What should I be aware of and what's the best use of my refund?
When it comes to overall cleaning, formulas from Tide and Wisk stood out in Consumer Reports' test of laundry detergents. Tide HE Plus Bleac
When married couples file joint tax returns, one spouse can end up being held responsible for a tax liability created by a dishonest partner
No matter how carefully you've prepared for your retirement, some unforeseen events -- such as losing your job, your health coverage or a bi
As you tackle your holiday shopping list, be forewarned that your bank could be rearranging your debit card transactions, checks and other w
Phosphate-free detergents have been on the market for a while now, and although Consumer Reports has found many that clean well, some reader
WASHINGTON -- The average worker's paycheck could decrease by $19 a week next year if Congress doesn't take fast action on a tax cut that ex
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama warned Congress on Wednesday not to tie approval of a payroll tax cut to other sensitive measures such