August 2011

New Affordable Care Act Insurance Rate Review Rules Start September 1
Health Insurance Rates Will Face Stricter Scrutiny Nationwide; CMS Will Review Rates for 9 States With Inadequate Oversight WASHINGTON, D.C. — Starting September 1, health insurance rates for the individual and small group markets will face stricter scrutiny to determine...

DOJ Sues to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Consumers Union Statement
WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit aiming to block the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. The complaint points to substantial concerns regarding marketplace competition and the elimination of T-Mobile as a low-cost...

DOJ Sues to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Consumers Union Statement
WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit aiming to block the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. The complaint points to substantial concerns regarding marketplace competition and the elimination of T-Mobile as a low-cost...

Grocery Shopping Online - from Consumer Reports
For the September '11 issue, Consumer Reports shopped for 10 products on internet giants Amazon.com and Walmart.com, as well as Alice.com to see how easy it was and to how much money could be saved. GroceryShopOnline - CR Podcast

Consumer Reports Shines a Light on the Best CFL and LED Bulbs
CR’s First Full Report on LED Energy Savings Lightbulbs Finds More Choices and Savings YONKERS, NY – The days of inefficient lightbulbs are slowly coming to an end and recent tests from Consumer Reports showcase more than 30 different compact...

Wrinkle Creams - from Consumer Reports
for the September issue, Consumer Reports tested seven anti-wrinkle creams to see if they live up to their promise to reduce wrinkles and improve skin in as little as four weeks. a href="http://pressroom.consumerreports.org/RtoC-Audio/35-2011/7-WrinkleCreams_80-30-11.mp3">WrinkleCreams - CR Podcast

Buy-Back Programs - from Consumer Reports
If you've been tempted by the Buy-Back programs offered by retailers, think twice -- they're farily expensive, and measly in what they pay. From Consumer Reports September'11 issue. BuyBackPrograms - CR Podcast

A T-R-X Claim Check - from Consumer Reports
For the September'11 issue, Consumer Reports put the T-R-X Suspension Trainer to the test -- to see if it can make one's body a machine as is claimed on the device's packaging. TRX-ClaimCheck - CR Podcast

Wi-Fi Security - from Consumer Reports
Logging onto wi-fi networks is convenient, but also risky, as new hacking tools are making it easier for people to steal user names, passwords, credit-card numbers, email, and other personal information. Here are some tips to keep you safe, from...

Bottled Water - from Consumer Reports
About a fifth of some 173 bottled waters don't list their source on their labels or websites, and many list multiple sources -- leaving consumers to guess where their H2O comes from. From Consumer Reports' September'11 issue. BottledWater - CR...

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