December 2008

Consumer Reports' Publisher Acquires Gawker Media's Consumerist.com
America’s most trusted consumer advocate bolsters new media offerings; Purchase comes during period of organization’s continued growth YONKERS, NY—Consumers Union (CU), the highly trusted, independent publisher of Consumer Reports magazine and ConsumerReports.org, has purchased Consumerist.com from Gawker Media. The popular...

Nine Tips for Last-Minute Shoppers
Tightwad Tod Marks Shares Shopping Tips for Those Who Haven’t Finished (Or Started) Their Holiday Shopping YONKERS, NY — With Christmas less than a week away, Tod Marks, Consumer Reports’ shopping expert and author of the Tightwad Tod blog (www.ConsumerReports.org/tightwadtod),...

Poll: Economy Forces 69 Percent of Americans to Change Holiday Traditions
Only 56 percent of have begun their holiday shopping, slowest pace in three years YONKERS, NY—With money concerns looming more than two-thirds (69%) of Americans are changing their family’s holiday gift-giving traditions this year, according to Consumer Reports latest Holiday...

Money Adviser: Avoid Buying Gift Cards from Distressed Retailers and Financial Institutions
December issue offers tips to avoid getting stuck with worthless plastic With worsening economic conditions, consumers should think twice about purchasing gift cards from retailers as well as cards issued by banks and credit unions, advise the editorsof Consumer Reports...

Cingular and Sprint Poorer Performers in Consumer Reports Latest Cell Service Ratings
Survey Respondents Experienced Difficulty or Never Connected to 911 YONKERS, NY — Cingular and Sprint were among the lower-rated performers in Consumer Reports latest annual survey of cell phone users. The survey was conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center...

Foods with Surprisingly High Levels of Sodium
Shaking salt from the diet isn’t easy; Consumer Reports urges consumers to check food labels. Plus, tips for preparing dishes low in sodium. YONKERS, NY — A new report from Consumer Reports found that sodium lurks in foods that consumers...

Store Shelves Somewhat Safer From Lead Products than Last Year
Consumer Reports advises consumers not to let their guard down this holiday season, despite progress YONKERS, NY — Some products identified to be high in lead are largely gone from big retailers, according to a Consumer Reports investigation, but consumers...

Survey: 56 Percent of Americans Think U.S. Needs To Help Citizens More In Tough Economy
CR January issue provides dos and don’ts for dealing with financial distress YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports' latest national survey finds that more than half (56%) of respondents think that government hasn’t done enough for them in these tough economic...

Cell Phone Service Improves
Verizon a Standout Carrier in Survey of 23 Cities; Five Ways to Cut Cell Bills YONKERS, NY — Cell-phone service has become significantly better, judging by the results of Consumer Reports' annual survey in which 60 percent of readers were...

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