Consumer

Consumer FTC seeks public comment on telemarketing loophole (New) FTC seeks public comment on telemarketing loophole (Video)
Thanks to a legal loophole in the telemarketing rules, some marketers are using a backdoor approach to get you on the phone and deceive you. They're getting your attention with advertising on TV and radio, placing ads in the newspaper, and inviting you to call or click when you're online.
Consumer Should you pay for college with a credit card? Should you pay for college with a credit card?
These days, many families are forced to get creative in order to pay the staggering cost of college. Some now charge it. That's right; they use a credit card to cover some of the tuition.
Consumer Study: Bigger diamond, shorter marriage Study: Bigger diamond, shorter marriage
According to a study done by Emory University in Atlanta, GA, the bigger the diamond on a woman's engagement ring, the shorter her marriage will be.
Consumer Should you have a prepaid debit card in your wallet? Should you have a prepaid debit card in your wallet?
Prepaid debit cards are growing in popularity. They're not just for people with no credit or bad credit anymore. They've become an alternative to checking accounts for people who are tired of bank fees.
Consumer Scam Alert: Con artists pretend to be with Medicare Scam Alert: Con artists pretend to be with Medicare
Con artists are stealing millions of dollars from seniors across the country by calling up and pretending to be with the federal government.

These phone bandits claim they’re working on behalf of Medicare.
Consumer 4 steps to help minimize your exposure in a data breach 4 steps to help minimize your exposure in a data breach (Video)
Home Depot, Michaels Craft Stores, Target, UPS- the list of big-name data breaches continues to grow. Data security expert Adam Levin says to reduce your financial exposure during a data breach pay with a credit card whenever you have the option.
Consumer Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service (Video)
The CEO of Seattle-based nail polish and beauty product company Julep - says she had no idea her customers had taken their complaints to the Better Business Bureau until the bureau issued a news release this week. Jane Park insists Julep is not a company that would intentionally ignore its customers and the issues that prompted the complaints have been addressed.
Consumer Fight fraud with transaction alerts Fight fraud with transaction alerts
You can't avoid it. Sooner or later – whether they steal your wallet, secretly swipe your card or hack a database – a crook is going to get your credit or debit card number. Chances are this has already happened to you – maybe more than once.
Consumer Sure Jell freezer jam insert -- a recipe for confusion Sure Jell freezer jam insert -- a recipe for confusion (Video)
Home canning "newbies" are learning the hard way about the importance of having the right directions when you're making jams and jellies. Case in point, this summer's instruction mix-up involving Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin, one of the most popular brands of natural thickener for making jelly and jam.
Consumer Wearable tech trend predicted to grow Wearable tech trend predicted to grow (Video)
You can wear them on your wrist, on your neck, and even on your face. They can help you check your e-mail, check your pulse, and check directions. They're wearable technology, and they're gaining in popularity. Wearable tech is still very new, but Consumer Reports thinks it's going to take off. A lot of big companies are jumping in the game, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, and maybe even Apple.
Consumer A timeshare is not an investment A timeshare is not an investment
A time share can be a great vacation option for some people, but it's not an investment. Don't expect it to not appreciate in value over time.
Consumer McDonald's confronts its junk food image McDonald's confronts its junk food image
McDonald's has launched a campaign to shake its reputation for serving cheap, unhealthy food. At a time when Americans are playing closer attention to what they eat, the company is trying to sway public opinion.
Consumer Shuck-free corn on the cob: Does it work? Shuck-free corn on the cob: Does it work? (Video)
It's not the worst food prep task to get stuck with- but there's nothing fun about shucking fresh ears of corn- especially when it comes to getting all that corn silk off the cob. And of course none of us likes the thought of a giant pot of boiling water in the kitchen on a hot summer day. So I was intrigued by websites claiming to have a solution.
Consumer Raw pet food diet increases the risk of food poisoning in the house Raw pet food diet increases the risk of food poisoning in the house
Some people like to feed their pets a raw food diet. They think it's better for them.

The Food and Drug Administration recently warned that serving raw food increases the risk of food poisoning – for both the people and the pets in the family – unless you are very careful.
Consumer Winbot: How well does it work? Winbot: How well does it work? (Video)
By now, most of us have seen the little robots that vacuum your floor so you don't have to. The latest trend in robotic cleaning is bots that clean big windows and mirrors- and I finally got my hands on one. It's called Winbot. By a Chinese company called Ecovacs Robotics. Retail price? Around $350.