July 2011

Questions of Health - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports medical consultants answer reader questions about nutritional benefits lost when roasting nuts, and whether flour can help treat a hot-water burn. From the July issue of Consumer Reports' Health Letter. Questions of Health - CR Podcast

Trading-in Your Gas Guzzler - from Consumer Reports
Before you swap your big car or SUV for something more frugal, here are some things to consider. From Consumer Reports' August issue. Trading-in Your Gas Guzzler - CR Podcast

The Perfect Brownie Pan Claim Check - from Consumer Reports
The Perfect Brownie Pan claims its the non-stick way to bake and serve perfect brownies. To see if it lives up to the claims, Consumer Reports baked fudge brownies for the August issue. Perfect Brownie Pan Claim Check - CR...

Brownie Mixes - from Consumer Reports
Of 13 commercial brownie mixes Consumer Reports tested for the August issue, 2 that come with semi-sweet chocolate chips, and call for butter instead of oil, were standouts. Brownie Mixes - CR Podcast

Fast Food Chains - from Consumer Reports
In Consumer Reports first major survey of fast-food chains, subscribers said Burger King, KFC, McDonald's, and Taco Bell, were worse than many others. From the August issue. Fast Food Chains - CR Podcast

Questions of Money - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports financial experts answer reader questions about getting the best currency exchange rate when traveling abroad, and the liability coverage offered by rental-car companies. From the June issue of Consumer Reports' Money Adviser. Questions of Money - CR Podcast

Vtech Kidizoom and Lego cameras stand out in first-ever review of kids’ cameras
Digital cameras with features such as flash, digital zoom and on-camera graphics are aimed at users as young as 3 years old. In Consumer Reports’ first-ever evaluation of kid cameras, two models—the VTech Kidizoom, $40; and the Lego Camera, $60—-stood...

Consumer Reports Health: Three Out Of Four Readers Using Alternative Therapies
YONKERS, NY — A new reader survey published in the September issue of Consumer Reports and available online at www.ConsumerReportshealth.org finds that three of four adults use some form of alternative therapy for general health. Readers rated prescription drugs as...

Penny-Wise Printers - from Consumer Reports
To help you make a budget-friendly choice, Consumer Reports looked at the monthly cost of ink and paper of a number of recommended printers. From the July issue. Penny-Wise Printers - CR Podcast

Consumers Union calls for congressional hearings on “fourth bureau” firms that track, sell consumer data
WASHINGTON — Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, today wrote members of Congress to urge them to hold hearings on the so-called “fourth bureau,” a collection of private companies that compile and sell consumer data to entities such...

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