June 2011

Consumers Reports Says 56 Miles-Per-Gallon Vehicle Standard is Good, but 62 MPG is Better
Aggressive Fuel Economy Standard by 2025 Will Save Consumers Money and Dramatically Cut Oil Consumption WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today commented on proposed fuel economy standards for 2017-2025 currently being considered by the Obama Administration. Fuel economy or “CAFE”...

CR Fast Food Survey: McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, and Taco Bell Lose
In-N-Out Burger, Chick Fil-A, and Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza top their categories Yonkers, NY — McDonald’s popular slogan may be "lovin it" but consumers beg to differ, the fast food icon was joined by Burger King, KFC and...

Saving Gas - from Consumer Reports
You can stretch the miles between fill-ups for your car by following the money saving tips Consumer Reports published in the July issue. Saving Gas - CR Podcast

Consumer Groups Statement on OECD Internet Policy Principles
Consumers Union (CU) and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) today made the following statement regarding the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Draft Communiqué of Principles for Internet Policy-Making. We find much to support in the Organization for...

Top-Rated Yogurts - from Consumer Reports
For the July issue, Consumer Reports trained panelists tried 11 yogurts to find out which were best in taste. Top-Rated Yogurts - CR Podcast

Consumers Union Unveils New Poll Results in Online Privacy Hearing Testimony
Two-thirds of Consumers say Government Should Help Safeguard Online Privacy WASHINGTON, DC — Ioana Rusu, regulatory counsel for Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, will share new poll results when she testifies at a Senate committee hearing on...

The T-Mobile G2x Tops Consumer Reports’ Ratings of Camera Features on Smart Phones
Recent tests finds some smart phones that rival cameras in image quality, but don’t match stand-alone devices in many respects YONKERS, NY — Smart phones are quickly elbowing aside basic point-and-shoot cameras as the device of choice for sharing everyday...

Consumer Reports Health: Key Drug Warnings Falling Through the Cracks
No Federal Monitoring of Drug Labels; What Consumers Can Do to Stay Safe Yonkers, NY — It’s comparable to driving a car without a seatbelt—a new investigation from Consumer Reports Health finds that drug labels sometimes lack key safety warnings...

Laundry Pre-Treatments - from Consumer Reports
Which laundry pre-treatment works best on coffee, cocoa, red wine, motor oil, blood, and grass stains? Consumer Reports tested 14 stain cleaners for the July issue. Laundry Pre-Treatments - CR Podcast

Sunscreens - from Consumer Reports
In Consumer Reports tests for the July issue, no one type of sunscreen -- spray, cream, or lotion -- protected best. Though, the top performers among those labeled SPF30 are sprays. Sunscreens - CR Podcast

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