Consumer Reports: Paying for college

By May first, many high school seniors will have to plunk down a deposit on the college of their choice. As they make their decisions, an im…

trimmers

Consumer Reports: Super string trimmers

With spring on the way, it’s time to clean your yard. String trimmers can help you tidy up faster. Consumer Reports has tested 60 string tri…

top paint brands

Consumer Reports: Top paint for any room

A new coat of paint can really freshen up a room. But painting takes time, and if you hire a professional—money. So why buy paint that won’t…

lawn mower

Consumer Reports: Lawn mowers that last

When cutting season begins, you want your mower ready to go, not in a repair shop. A Consumer Reports survey of almost 20,000 subscribers fo…

lead in water

Consumer Reports: Is lead in your water?

How safe is the tap water in your home? It’s a question you may not have thought about until the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan and Newark, …

lead in water

Consumer Reports: Is lead in your water?

How safe is the tap water in your home? It’s a question you may not have thought about until the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan and Newark, …

strollers

Consumer Reports: Best buy strollers

Consumer Reports tests dozens of strollers each year and says that you can find a good one that’s good-looking at almost every price.

Christine Bostic

DEA phone scam strikes Lowcountry

A single phone call cost one Goose Creek woman thousands. Christine Bostic is the latest victim of a phone scam where the caller impersonate…

mattresses

Consumer Reports: Mattresses for less

Consumer Reports has tested more than 60 mattresses for a range of prices, and can tell you how much you need to spend to get a decent one.