June 2008

Poll Results Reveal What's in a Kitchen
Results Also Reveal Who Does the Cooking and the Cleanup The kitchen is a mainstay in most people’s homes and according to a recent Consumer Reports’ poll, everyone has their own kitchen habits: who does the cooking and cleanup, how...

Six Tips for Consumers to Cut Spending by $500 Per Month
CR’s August issue finds hidden savings in finding cheaper auto insurance plans, shopping smart for groceries, changing phone plans and more YONKERS, NY — The Consumer Reports Money Lab uncovered hidden savings in everyday spending that could save consumers up...

Häagen-Dazs Tops Taste-Tests of Ten Light Ice Creams
Predictably Light Ice Cream with the Most Fat and Calories Taste Better YONKERS, NY — Craving a delicious light ice cream? Consumer Reports suggests Häagen-Dazs Extra Rich Light in Vanilla Bean or Dutch Chocolate. Both topped the magazine’s latest taste-tests...

Secrets to a Successful Kitchen Remodel
August Kitchen Package Features Dos & Don'ts to Help Consumers Save Money When Remodeling YONKERS, NY -- Remodeling a kitchen can be costly and there's no guarantee that consumers will be completely satisfied with the end results. The August issue...

Amazon.com Tops Consumer Reports’ Latest Appliance Store Ratings
Independent stores outscore all major retailers in overall experience YONKERS, NY — Amazon.com topped Consumer Reports’ latest ratings of appliance stores in the small appliance category for the third year in a row. Independent stores followed closely behind, and topped...

Consumer Reports Health News - July 2008
Welcome to Consumer Reports Health News for health and medical journalists. Consumer Reports and ConsumerReportsHealth.org cover issues pertaining to the efficacy and safety of prescription and non-prescription drugs (including natural medicines), mental health, diet and nutrition, food safety, and fitness....

How to Keep Finances on Track by Anticipating Bumps in the Road
Tips for planning for job loss, divorce, and disability Even the most assiduous planner can be waylaid by certain calamities. Although people can’t expect the unexpected, good preparation can help them get back on course sooner. CRMA’s experts looked at...

Patients "Overdose" on Debt
CR Investigative Report Details Medical Credit Crisis YONKERS, NY — Some of the biggest names in the consumer credit business, including GE Money, Citigroup, and Chase, are pushing risky credit for financing medical procedures, according to the latest issue of...

Consumer Reports Develops New Figure For Comparing Fuel-Efficient Cars
More fuel-efficient cars aren’t necessarily cheaper to own YONKERS, NY ― With four-dollar-a-gallon gas now a reality and many considering a move to more fuel-efficient vehicles, the auto experts at Consumer Reports have developed a new figure for consumers to...

Hyundai Elantra Beats Toyota Corolla in Tests of Five Small Sedans
Redesigned Toyota Corolla gets excellent 32 mpg in CR’s stringent fuel economy tests YONKERS, NY — After testing a group of compacts and subcompacts, Consumer Reports judged the Hyundai Elantra SE best with an “Excellent” overall road test score. But...

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