June 2010

House Approves Financial Reform Bill
Statement by Consumers Union Washington, DC — The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the financial reform bill, which includes the creation of a Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The new Bureau would oversee consumer financial products such as mortgages,...

Ice Cream - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports trained tasters tried two dozen chocolate and vanilla ice creams to find the best of both. From the July issue. CR Podcast - Ice Cream

Abt Electronics and Independents Top CRs’ List of Top Major Appliance Retailers
Thousands of Respondents’ Top Gripes Include Lack of Good Sales Help YONKERS, NY – Shoppers in the market for new appliances typically want reasonable prices, a good selection, trained help, and a smooth shopping experience. But two recent surveys from...

CR: Redesigned Hyundai Sonata Now Rivals Nissan Altima
Altima and Sonata now at top of class for family sedans YONKERS, NY — The redesigned Hyundai Sonata is now one of Consumer Reports’ top-rated family sedans, posting an “Excellent” score, and scoring just behind the four-cylinder Nissan Altima. The...

CR: Four Simple Rules for a Successful Kitchen Remodel
August issue features advice for planning a stylish & functional kitchen remodel for less; Ratings of large and small kitchen essentials YONKERS, NY — It’s a great time to remodel a kitchen – there are plum deals on almost everything...

CR Compiles List of Useful Smart-Phone Apps for Motorists
YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports provides a list of useful smart-phone apps for drivers, tested for the major smart-phone platforms, in the August issue of the magazine. Some of the apps are free. The full list is available in the...

CRH Questions Use of Statins by Children and Some Women
Analyzes the Effectiveness and Safety of Statin Use for Those Who Need It Recommendations for Choosing a “Best Buy” Statin and Strategies for Money-Saving YONKERS, NY — A series of new reports from Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs (BBD) caution...

CR Recommends Best Bikes for Riders on a Budget
Cyclists can get a nice ride for as little as $250 YONKERS, NY — Summer is a great time to get out of the gym and hit the road—especially on a bike. Consumer Reports latest tests of bicycles found six...

Keeping Bugs at Bay - from Consumer Reports
For the July issue, Consumer Reports hired a lab and had brave testers bare their arms in mosquito-filled cages, and let ticks crawl on them -- all to find the best bug propellents around. CR Podcast - Bug Repellents

Sunscreens - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports tested a dozen sunscreens for the July issue and found four that protect a shade better than the rest. CR Podcast - Sunscreens

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