January 2009

Pennsylvania Study Shows Eight Percent Drop in Hospital Infections
New Report Offers Evidence That Public Reporting of Infection Rates Can Lead to Improved Patient Care HARRISBURG, PA – Health care acquired infections were cut by almost eight percent between 2006 and 2007 in Pennsylvania hospitals, according to a new...

As Peanut Butter Recalls Widen, Consumers Union Calls on Pres. to Appoint FDA Commissioner; Says Agency is "Adrift"
Yonkers, N.Y. —With peanut butter recalls widening, Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, today called on President Obama to appoint a new FDA Commissioner as soon as possible to address peanut butter contamination and a growing list of other food...

As Peanut Butter Recalls Widen, Consumers Union Calls on President to Appoint FDA Commissioner; Says FDA is “Adrift”
Yonkers, N.Y., January 21, 2009 —With peanut butter recalls widening, Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, today called on President Obama to appoint a new FDA Commissioner as soon as possible to address peanut butter contamination and a growing list...

Neat & Cheap Clutter Control
— ShopSmart Reveals the Best Free and Low-Cost Organizers — YONKERS, NY — Walk into an organizing store and the promise of a place for everything can seem so appealing—until you look at the price tags. But do you really...

Home Safe Home
— Burglarproof Your House with Cheap and Easy Tips from ShopSmart — YONKERS, NY — After years of decline, some cities are seeing a rise in burglary and other property crimes, a pattern that often occurs in a weakening economy....

Recessionista Shopping
— ShopSmart Reveals How to Find Designer Duds for a Discount — YONKERS, NY — The competition is heating up at secondhand shops as more fashionistas are becoming recessionistas in the slowing economy. In fact, Goodwill and the Salvation Army...

Inside ShopSmart’s March 2009 Issue
The latest issue of ShopSmart hits newsstands on January 20, 2009. From the publisher of Consumer Reports, ShopSmart helps buyers make smart purchasing decisions on items they need every day. FEATURES: Neat & Cheap. ShopSmart reveals the best low-cost organizers...

Consumers Union Asks Congress to Consider Delay of Digital TV Transition
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2009 -- Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, today said Congress should consider delaying the February 17 transition from analog to digital TV broadcasts. In letters to members of Congress, President Bush, and...

Consumers Union Commends Legislation to Delay Digital TV Transition Until June 12, Urges Quick Passage and Implementation
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 16, 2009 -- Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, commends the introduction of legislation in Congress to delay the transition from analog to digital TV broadcasts until June 12. Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller...

House Approves SCHIP: Response by Consumers Union
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House today approved an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, by a vote of 289 to 139. DeAnn Friedholm, Consumers Union’s campaign director health care reform, made the following statement: “It’s heartening...

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