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May 2011

Women's Razors - from Consumer Reports
For the June issue, Consumer Reports gave multi-blade razors to 18 women to see if they could come to a consensus of which was preferred. Women's Razors - CR Podcast

Credit Card Replacement - from Consumer Reports
Here are some ways to minimize the inconvenience of losing a credit card. From Consumer Reports Money Adviser, May 2011. Credit Card Replacement - CR Podcast

California Bill to Rein in Health Insurance Rate Hikes Advances
AB 52 Approved Today by Assembly Appropriations Committee; Assembly Floor Vote Expected Next Week SACRAMENTO, CA — The Assembly Appropriations Committee approved legislation today that will help California rein in excessive health insurance rate hikes. AB 52, sponsored by Assembly...

In Search of Free Checking - from Consumer Reports
Despite what you may have heard, free checking accounts are not dead. Though, you might have to work harder to find them. From Consumer Reports May issue. In Search of Free Checking - CR Podcast

Consumers Union to Testify Against AT&T/T-Mobile Merger at House Hearing
Merger would have negative impact on prices, choice, and innovation, CU says WASHINGTON, D.C. — Parul P. Desai, policy counsel for Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, will testify today at a House subcommittee hearing on AT&T’s bid...

Consumer Reports’ Air Conditioner Ratings Help Consumers Keep Cool For Less
Latest Testing Results Find Small, Midsized and Large Models that Fight the Summer Heat in Any Sized Space YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports’ latest Ratings of 39 room air conditioners have found over a dozen top performers that will keep...

A Topsy Turvy Claim Check - from Consumer Reports
For the June issue, Consumer Reports set out twenty-four tomato plants - half in the Topsy Turvy Upside Down Tomato Planter, and half in regular patio boxes. Topsy Turvy Claim Check - CR Podcast

Consumers Union: New Fuel Efficiency Labels Will Help Consumers Compare, Shop for New Cars
Consumers Union CEO Jim Guest joins Transportation Secretary LaHood, EPA Administrator Jackson for unveiling of new labels in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, today said the Obama administration’s new fuel-efficiency labels for...

As House Committee Takes Up Bill to Weaken Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), Consumer, Health, and Safety Groups Press Members to Put Kids First
House Energy and Commerce Committee will markup a bill that would undermine safeguards protecting children from unsafe toys, products WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the House Energy and Commerce Committee prepared to consider H.R. 1939, the Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion...

Consumer Groups Call on CFPB to Ensure Public Has Easy Access to Complaints Collected by Financial Watchdog
Access To Consumer Complaints Keeps Everyone Accountable Washington D.C. — A coalition of consumer, civil rights, good government, and community groups have called on the new federal financial watchdog, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), to ensure that the public...

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