Bedazzled Flasks At Popular Teen Store Irks Moms

January 29th, 2009 by ConsumerBob

A popular store caters to young women, selling costume jewelry, handbags and accessories. Lots of teenage girls shop there, which is why some parents and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are upset about one item on the shelves, reports CBS station WBZ-TV in Boston.

Have No Regrets: Erasable Tattoos Are Here

January 23rd, 2009 by ConsumerBob

About 40 million Americans have at least one tattoo, but 1 in 5 say they wish they never got it. But, CBS station WCBS-TV found out, there’s a new erasable ink that will take the regret out of getting a tattoo.

Group Sues Coca-Cola Over Vitamin Water Claims

January 19th, 2009 by ConsumerBob

A drink called Vitamin Water contains more than eight teaspoons of sugar per bottle and now the Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed a lawsuit against Coca-Cola for allegedly using deceptive practices, reports CBS station KCNC-TV in Denver.

Cold Weather Fashion Goes High-Tech

January 15th, 2009 by ConsumerBob

With the temperatures we’re expecting Tuesday night and the rest of this week, many folks are pulling out all their layers. But these days, those layers aren’t nearly as big and bulky, reports CBS station WBBM-TV in Chicago.

CES 2009 More Evolutionary Than Revolutionary

January 13th, 2009 by ConsumerBob

CES is about companies, both large and small, showing their wares to vendors and press/analysts. It’s also about getting a sense of the trends, sharing ideas, and aligning your digital compass for the months and years ahead. CBS News Science and Technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg shares some retrospective on the 2009 event in Las Vegas.

Working Triage In The Credit Crisis

January 7th, 2009 by ConsumerBob

The recession gets the credit for lower oil prices – and for more Americans falling behind on their loan payments. A new report says that, in the third quarter of last year, nearly 3 percent of loans were at least 30 days late – the most since they started keeping track 28 years ago. CBS […]

Housing Slump Makes For Buyer’s Market

December 30th, 2008 by ConsumerBob

One of the housing industry’s benchmark indexes shows home prices dropped by 18 percent in October, the sharpest annual rate drop on record, reports CBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace.

For Desperate Homeowners, Scams Abound

December 27th, 2008 by ConsumerBob

California led the nation in foreclosures last month, and scam artists seem to be coming out of the woodwork to prey on desperate homeowners. CBS News reports on one California woman who is is about to lose that home after taking out a series of high interest loans that have left her hopelessly in debt.

Sales Of 3-Wheel Vehicle Spreading Like Wildfire

December 19th, 2008 by ConsumerBob

A Chinese vehicle has arrived on American shores, and it’s being sold as an economical alternative to gas-guzzling cars. Depending on where you live, the Wildfire may not be for you, however. CBS station KYW-TV explains why.