Many Stores Continuing Holiday Sales

January 4th, 2009 by ConsumerBob


The holidays may be over but the sales around the holidays are still lingering in many stores, especially as some struggle to stay open.

Taste, Economy Driving Surge In Home Brewing

January 1st, 2009 by ConsumerBob


In Geoff Haas’ St. Paul basement, a few more batches of home brew bubble away. As he looks over the glass carboys sitting on the table, Haas said, “I’ve been pretty busy over the holidays, making some beer.”

Home Brewing Becoming More Popular

December 31st, 2008 by ConsumerBob


In Geoff Haas’ St. Paul basement, a few more batches of home brew bubble away. As he looks over the glass carboys sitting on the table, Haas said, “I’ve been pretty busy over the holidays, making some beer.”

Consumer Reports Tests, Rates GPS Systems

December 26th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


If you didn’t get that GPS you wanted for Christmas you may be in luck. Retailers are offering discounts on what didn’t sell for the holidays, so now is a great time to buy. Consumer Reports National Research Center surveyed GPS owners and took dozens for a spin to help you find a good one.

Toymakers: New Toy Testing Regulations Harmful

December 24th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


Worries over lead paint in mass-market toys made the holidays a little brighter for handcrafted toy makers last year, but now the federal government’s response to the scare has some workshops fearful that this Christmas might be their last.

Shoppers Bring Haggling Skills To Malls

December 22nd, 2008 by ConsumerBob


If you’re looking for an extra bargain before the holidays, you may only have to ask. With holiday sales shaping up to be the lowest in years, possibly the worst since the industry began annual comparisons in 1969, retailers say they’re taking consumers’ demands for good deals seriously.

Best Sidekicks For That New Computer

December 22nd, 2008 by ConsumerBob


When it comes to getting a new computer, especially for the holidays, it’s hard to know exactly what to buy to go with it. What’s the best wireless mouse and keyboard? What’s the best backup system? CNET-TV Senior Editor Natalie Del Conte stopped by The Early Show Monday to point to the best gadgets to […]

CPSC Releases "Do’s and Don’ts" of Holiday Decorating

December 17th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


The holiday season is here and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to keep safety in mind as they decorate for the holidays. Flickering candles, blinking holiday lights and fragrant evergreens are beautiful staples of the holiday season, but when used improperly, these holiday decorating “must haves” can pose deadly dangers. […]

CPSC Releases "Do’s and Don’ts" of Holiday Decorating

December 17th, 2008 by ConsumerBob


The holiday season is here and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to keep safety in mind as they decorate for the holidays. Flickering candles, blinking holiday lights and fragrant evergreens are beautiful staples of the holiday season, but when used improperly, these holiday decorating “must haves” can pose deadly dangers. […]