August 2009

Ratings of 18 High-Fiber Cereals Reveals 7 Flavorful Choices
High-Fiber Cereals Make Progress in Taste but Vary in Nutritional Value and Price YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports evaluated 18 high-fiber cereals and found seven especially flavorful choices. The report notes that most Americans can stand to double their intake...

Ford Mustang Outpoints Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger
Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Nissan 370Z, and redesigned Subaru Impreza WRZ get Very Good road test scores YONKERS, NY — The freshened Ford Mustang outpointed two other reincarnated muscle cars—the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger—as well as the new Hyundai...

Store Brand Foods vs. Big Name Brands
YONKERS, NY— From oatmeal cookies to frozen broccoli, Consumer Reports blind taste tests found 23 store-brand foods that tasted as good as, or better than, their big national brand competitors in head-to-head tests of 29 food products. Consumer Reports tasters...

Mattresses: Which Brands Fared Best & Where to Shop
The Original Mattress Factory, Costco and Sleep Train Ranked are Among the Standouts for Mattress Retailers YONKERS, NY — Buying a bed can be tricky. Different retailers rarely call a model by the same name and sales seem to be...

Consumer Reports Offers Four Strategies To Slash Energy Bills
Latest Ratings of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs that Look Good and Save Money YONKERS, NY ― Most homes waste energy which costs homeowners plenty, but a new report in the latest issue of Consumer Reports lays out four strategies that...

Fighting a Cold -- Keep it Simple - from Consumer Reports
The best remedies for the common cold are usually the simplest ... and can often be found in your kitchen! CR Podcast

IOM Report on Comparative Effectiveness Research: Statement by Consumers Union
YONKERS, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Consumers Union President and CEO Jim Guest is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee that wrote today’s report that recommends 100 health topics that should get priority attention and funding from...

Pre-Paid Calling - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports compared 152 cell-phone calling plans available nationally to see which deliver the lowest-cost service. CR Podcast

Plasma TVs - from Consumer Reports
Despite advances in LCD-TV technology, Plasma TVs still do a better job displaying realistic images with depth and dimension. CR Podcast

Juiced-up Orange Juice - from Consumer Reports
Buying OJ has become an exercise in eeny, meeny, miny, moe! CR Podcast

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