Media Resources

July 2010

Questions of Health - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports Medical experts answer reader questions about salt substitutes and the long-term effects of heartburn medicines. Questions of Health - Podcast

FTC Adopts New Rules to Begin Curbing Debt Settlement Industry Abuses
New Regulations Bar Debt Settlement Companies from Collecting Fees Unless Consumers Get Relief WASHINGTON, D.C. — Under new regulations adopted by the Federal Trade Commission today, for-profit debt settlement companies will no longer be allowed to collect fees for their...

Putting the Phone in Headphones - from Consumer Reports
You don't have to choose between sound quality and convenience when it comes to after-market headphones for smart phones. From Consumer Reports' August issue. Smart Phone Headphones - Podcast

Bargain Beer from Costco - from Consumer Reports
Costco is selling Kirkland Signature beer by the case. But is it worth buying? Consumer Reports had untrained panelists compare Costco beers with leading competitors for the August issue. Bargain Costco Beers - Podcast

H2-0 Hype - from Consumer Reports
Sales pitches for two pricey bottled waters make them sound like the greatest thing since ... water! From Consumer Reports August issue. H2-0 Hype Podcast

Best Budget Bikes - from Consumer Reports
Paying a higher price for a bicycle generally gets you better components and lighter materials ... but you can get a nice ride for less. From Consumer Reports' August issue. Budget Bikes Podcast

Road-Trip Savings - from Consumer Reports
Here are some tips for stretching your travel dollars while on the road this summer. Road-Trip Savings Podcast

New Rules for Appeals of Health Insurance Claim Denials: Statement by Consumers Union
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration today issued new rules to make it easier for patients to appeal the denials of health insurance claims. DeAnn Friedholm, Consumers Union's campaign director for health reform, made the following statement: “Under these new rules,...

Consumer Reports Health News — July 2010
WHEN A LOWER DOSE WILL DO If you take a prescription drug, there’s a chance you may not be getting enough of your medicine. Or, on the flip side, you may be getting too much. In a new report about...

3D Comes to Cameras - from Consumer Reports
Fujifilm's new 3D camera promises snapshots and videos with the same 3d effects seen in movie theaters. From Consumer Reports' July issue. 3D Cameras Podcast

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