RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Consumers

A collection of news and information related to Consumers published by this site and its partners.

Top Consumers Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • The pros and cons of owning a hybrid vehicle

    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,...
  • How Gas Could Hit $6 a Gallon

    Fuel prices are ramping up faster than their usual summer gains, and there's a 20 percent chance that prices could spike to nearly $6 a gallon, industry research firm IHS says. "Only three percent of consumer budgets go to gasoline. That’s tiny,"...
  • U.S. Army Working on Green Humvee

    By Patrick Olsen Cars.com 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...
  • Trading Up

    Trading Up
    By Deb Acord CTW Features   Americans love technology. The quest for the newest gadgets that keep us connected anytime, anywhere, fuels our society. So it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that consumers are beginning to view the switch to...
  • Why We Love Leases

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features   A perfect alignment of market forces in recent months has made leasing a car more financially advantageous and appealing to a wider range of consumers. “High resale values and low interest rates are contributing...
  • Forbes Selects 'Toughest' Trucks of 2012

    By Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com The resident auto expert at Forbes.com just wrote a story about the toughest trucks of 2012. The article (with an admittedly great title) is both odd and interesting because of the criteria. Forbes made the first cut...
  • Why is the EPA stalling on ethanol?

    Why is the EPA stalling on ethanol?
    Ethanol manufacturers have long maintained that government subsidies to their industry pay off for consumers in the form of lower gas prices. Not so fast. The Congressional Budget Office recently determined that the feds' ethanol targets will push gas...
  • Consumer Reports: New food label gotchas

    Real! Simple! Artisanal! Even old brands such as Progresso have been slapping those words on their product labels lately, notes ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. They can give you the impression that a product is...
  • Consumer Reports: Guard your credit from thieves

    After Target and Neiman Marcus told tens of millions of shoppers that their credit and debit card information had been stolen, the retailers offered them a year of free credit monitoring, Consumer Reports notes. But that service does little more than give...
  • Cows no longer have a monopoly on milk: A Nutritional Breakdown

    Just a few years ago, the term "milk" was synonymous with the stuff that came from cows. But now the dairy market is awash in plant-based alternatives made from soy, rice, almonds, coconut and hemp, driven largely by consumers' thirst for low-calorie,...
  • A tracker for housing-price trends

    Home buyers, sellers, small investors and realty agents are about to get new tools that purport to show where local property values are headed: the first "house specific" monitors for consumers that can track price trends — and forecast them up to...