January 2008

How Can You Avoid the Clutter Traps in Your Home?
ShopSmart Magazine’s Easy Path to Organization YONKERS, NY – Is your home filled with storage containers yet your drawers and closets are still a mess? According to a report featured in the March 2008 issue of ShopSmart, from the publisher...

ShopSmart Poll Finds Coupon Savings Really Add Up
YONKERS, NY – How much do coupon clippers really save? According to a new poll conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center for ShopSmart magazine, women who use coupons and store-loyalty cards save over 10% a year on groceries,...

Consumer Reports Latest Tests Reveal That Front-Loader Washers Have Improved Vastly
CR’s February report features ratings of the best-performing and most-efficient washers YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports’ latest tests of washers reveal improvements in performance compared to the models tested last year — some of which underperformed due to the struggle...

Survey: Consumers More Satisfied With Independent Gyms than Most Big Health-Club Chains
Bally Total Fitness rated among the lowest, private Yoga/dance/Pilates studios topped CR’s first-ever ratings of health clubs YONKERS, NY — Some national health-club chains that can cost up to $95 a month didn’t fare as well as private studios for...

Consumer Reports Investigations: Still Major Security Lapses in Air Travel 6 Years After 9/11
Major security lapses found in screening failures, questionable rules, insecure cockpits and thin security forces YONKERS, NY — Six years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Transportation Security Administration has major security lapses even in some areas that the...

Consumer Reports Names 12 Money Blunders That Could Cost You $1 Million
Consumer Reports puts a price tag on making the wrong decisions and offers tips to avoid them. YONKERS, NY — Making the wrong financial choices can be costly—as much as $1 million dollars says Consumer Reports, which calculates a price...

Consumer Reports Gives Exercise Machines a Work Out
A companion report to CR's first ever health club ratings YONKERS, NY — The February issue of Consumer Reports takes a hard look at exercise machines sold through infomercials on TV and the Web. CR tested 10 exercise devices costing...

Survey: Verizon FiOS a Leading Choice for Internet, Television, and Telephone Services
CR's February report also discusses how service-bundling can cut bills and what consumers should know before choosing a provider YONKERS, NY — Consumers looking for Internet, television, and telephone service should consider Verizon FiOS. In Consumer Reports' latest survey of...

Nissan Altima Becomes Consumer Reports' Top-Ranked, Mid-Priced Sedan
Very narrow, one-point difference in scores separates Altima and Accord in CR's ratings of competitive midpriced sedan category YONKERS, NY — The newly-redesigned Honda Accord V6 lost its standing as Consumer Reports' top-rated midpriced sedan following testing of seven sedans...

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