November 2010

CU Launches New Campaign Against Comcast Buyout of NBC
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, today is stepping up its effort to urge federal regulators to reject Comcast’s bid to buy NBC Universal. The consumer organization is unveiling a 10-by-22-foot mobile billboard with a...

Buying Eyeglasses - from Consumer Reports
For the December issue, Consumer Reports looked at Eyeglass retailers -- the ones to go to, and the ones to pass up. Buying Eyeglasses - CR Podcast

Consumers Union Urges Senate to Approve Food Safety Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers Union (CU), the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, today strongly urged the U.S. Senate to approve the bipartisan food safety bill that would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to order food...

Kardashian Sisters Back Out of Prepaid Card Deal
Consumers Union Calls For Stronger Prepaid Card Protections For Consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just a few weeks after launching their own prepaid debit card, the Kardashian sisters have decided to end their contract with the bank that issued the high...

Eyeglasses - from Consumer Reports
A new pair of eyeglasses can run you a pretty penny. But you can save money and still get a really great pair. From Consumer Reports' December issue. Eyeglasses - CR Podcast

Travel Snafus - from Consumer Reports
There's no way to predict events that may disrupt your holiday travel plans. Here's how to prepare yourself for an unhappy scenario. Travel Snafus - CR Podcast

Double-A Batteries - from Consumer Reports
Battery manufacturers make lots of claims -- claims that are best taken with a grain of salt. From Consumer Reports' December issue. Double-A Batteries - CR Podcast

Important Consumer Tool Passes Final Hurdle
Consumer Federation of America • Consumers Union • Kids in Danger • Public Citizen • Union of Concerned Scientists • U.S. Public Interest Research Group Groups Praise CPSC Vote for Consumer Product Safety Information Database Database will be online in...

Hot Cocoa - from Consumer Reports
Some of the hot cocoas Consumer Reports tested for the December issue are more heavenly than others. Hot Cocoa - CR Podcast

HIgh-Tech Hot Plates - from Consumer Reports
A growing number of appliance manufacturers are hoping you'll fork over as much as five hundred dollars for a stand-alone induction burner. But, are these high-tech hot plates worth the money? From Consumer Reports' November issue. High-Tech Hot Plates -...

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