November 2008

Ratings of the Best Last Minute Electronics Gifts Just in Time for Black Friday
Fresh Out of the Consumer Reports Labs – The Most Promising New Electronics for the Season YONKERS, NY – This year’s holiday shopping season is in full swing and stores are jam packed with the latest and greatest electronic products,...

Consumer Reports' Annual Public-Education Campaign Warns of the Pitfalls of Credit Card Debt
USA Today ad warns consumers: “There’s no ‘bailout clause’ in your credit card agreement” NOVEMBER 24, 2008 - YONKERS, NY – Consumer Reports today unveiled the third installment of its annual public education campaign, warning holiday shoppers of the pitfalls...

What to Know Before Hitting The Stores on Black Friday
Tightwad Tod Marks Shares his Tips for Striking Gold on Black Friday Black Friday is Not the Only Day to Save this Holiday Shopping Season YONKERS, NY — With Black Friday just days away, Tod Marks, Consumer Reports' shopping expert...

Poll: More Consumers to Hit Stores This Year Despite Economy
YONKERS, NY (November 19, 2008) – Despite the expected cutbacks in holiday spending, more shoppers will hit the malls this Black Friday than last, according to Consumer Reports' latest holiday shopping poll. More than a quarter (26%) of consumers plan...

Consumer Reports Unveils New Application for Iphone and Ipod Touch
New App Helps Users with New Tech Gadgets Make Better Purchasing Decisions YONKERS, NY — Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Consumer Reports released a new application for iPhone and iPod Touch users today. Available for free at...

Consumer Reports Money Adviser News — November 2008
Where to Find Emergency Cash Guidelines for Tapping Assets without Paying Too Much In Penalties In a financial or medical emergency, family crisis, or a natural disaster, it can be challenging and costly to get the money you need to...

Consumers Union Calls on Congress & President-Elect Obama to Enact Reforms To Address Causes of Current Financial Crisis
New Safeguards Needed to Protect Consumers and Taxpayers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, urged Congress and President-Elect Barack Obama today to enact regulatory reforms to address the causes of the current financial crisis and...

Inside ShopSmart’s January 2009 Issue
ShopSmart's latest issue hits newsstands November 18, 2008. From the publisher of Consumer Reports, ShopSmart helps buyers make smart purchasing decisions on items they need every day. FEATURES: Favorite Products of the Year. See more than 50 items ShopSmart chose...

13 Great Sites for Feel-Good Holiday Gifts Under $50
ShopSmart Scours the Web for Feel Good Gifts YONKERS, NY — If you’re dreading those last-minute trips to the mall to buy the same old gloves and neckties, this year opt for gifts you can feel really good about giving—and...

ShopSmart Tests Reveal Beauty Staple Standouts
—January Issue Features Ratings for Blow Dryers, Straightening Irons and Mascara— YONKERS, NY — If you’re looking for a good blow dryer, hair straightener or mascara, you don’t need to spend a lot of money – that’s according to the...

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