| Oct 12, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Cars get us from point A to point b In between, they communicate a little something about who we are
By Deb Acord
Walk through a dealership lot and what do you see reflected in the maze of gleaming paint, chrome and glass? A new...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 9:15 AM
By Patrick Olsen
The U.S. Army is looking for a few more miles to the gallon, and a new troop carrier that might replace the famed gas-hungry Humvee could get as much as 70% better fuel economy.
Specifically, the Army is working with Ricardo...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 6:52 AM
You’ve heard the hype about hybrids. But what are the real benefits and disadvantages to owning one?
Hybrid car sales have dipped in recent years. However, supporters note that vehicle sales in general have also decreased over that period,...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 12:05 PM
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| May 2, 2014
| 2:46 PM
A soon-to-launch app called PareUp aims to connect hungry consumers with excess restaurant and grocery store food at discounted prices.
Founders Margaret Tung, who has worked in the sustainable food industry; Jason Chen, who has a background in...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Americans reported they spent more on average each day last month than at any time since 2008, boosted by a Memorial Day spending spree, according to Gallup poll results released Monday.
The self-reported average daily spending of $98 in May was up...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
There's a reason wine and spirits are stored in glass: purity of taste. Plastic (and, to a lesser degree, metal) can impart various "flavors" into the liquids it comes into contact with. But that's just one reason that glass is an increasingly popular...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Consumer confidence rose slightly this month as Americans reported the strongest gains in their personal financial situation in seven years, according to results of a leading private survey released Friday.
The consumer sentiment index from the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Consumers in California are among the heaviest spenders in the country for housing and utilities but spend less than the national average for healthcare, energy, and food and beverages, according to new government data.
So-called personal consumption...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 7:44 AM
A prominent consumer group is calling on 20 hospitals, including three in Southern California, to stop marketing medical tests to patients that the group considers unnecessary and unethical.
Public Citizen said it sent letters to hospitals in eight...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets believed to be contaminated with plastic shavings. A small number of consumers contacted the Missouri-based company complaining of minor oral injuries associated with the nuggets. ...