Summer travel, economic recovery driving up gas prices

Drivers are facing pricier fill-ups as more people hit the road for work, travel and other activities that the virus pandemic halted. Higher demand for gasoline is running up against lagging supply as the energy industry slowly ramps up after more than a year of production and staff cuts.

A look at Ford's all-electric F150 Lightning

Truck owners often say the fastest way to make new friends is to own a pickup truck. And if your truck can keep the lights on in your home, you might be even more popular. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello previews the all-electric Ford F150 Lightning.

Deal or Dud: Spot My UV

Summer fun in the sun is no fun at all when your skin is not properly protected. But too many of us forget to apply that second round of sunscreen. So how about a colorful reminder? Consumer Reporter Steve Noviello puts Spot My UV to the Deal or Dud test.

Child tax credit: First payments go out July 15

The IRS said that the first payments from the expanded child tax credit signed into law with President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package will begin hitting families’ bank accounts on July 15.

Gas prices in Texas hit seven-year high, AAA reports

According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.81 in Texas, the highest since October 2014. It’s lower than the national average of $3.14 a gallon but higher than it’s been in the state since 2014.

Deal or Dud: Meater Plus

Step up your summer barbeque with a smart thermometer. No more slicing into those steaks on the grill to see how they're cooked. The Meater Plus alerts you to cooking temps. Consumer Reporter Steve Noviello puts it to the Deal or Dud test.