March 2012

Four “Foul” Companies Earn A Spot In Consumerist.com’s Worst Company In America Semi-Final Round
Rookie Competitor Electronic Arts Knocks Off 2010 Champion, Comcast, Advancing to “Foul Four” New York, NY – Three rounds down and newcomer Electronic Arts (EA) and bracket veteran Bank of America lead the pack in Consumerist.com’s Worst Company in America...

Questions of Money - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports' financial experts answer subscriber questions about using aluminum foil and duct tape to thwart identity thieves, and the merits of viewing a state pension as equivalent to income from bonds. From the March '12 Money Adviser. Questions of...

Connected Cars - from Consumer Reports
For years, the automotive industry has worked to improve our vehicles to keep us safer in an accident. Now, the focus is shifting to accident prevention. From Consumer Reports' April '12 Auto issue. Connected Cars - CR Podcast

Many Medical Implants Such As Surgical Mesh and Metal-On-Metal Hips Never Tested For Safety, Leaving Patients At Risk
Plus, how to fix a broken regulatory system that fails to protect consumers YONKERS, NY — A new investigation by Consumer Reports reveals that while tens of millions of American consumers live with medical devices implanted in their bodies, many...

Notes from the Test Track - from Consumer Reports
During a year's worth of testing new cars and trucks, Consumer Reports auto enginers have gotten a good look at the new and notable to come across our test track. Test Track Notes - CR Podcast

Consumer Reports: Seven Steps to Tackle Student Debt
Plus, how to go to college without borrowing money YONKERS, NY — There are more than 36 million people saddled with federal student debt, but the depressed job market makes repaying education loans harder than it has been in decades....

More Top Picks - from Consumer Reports
In our previous report, we highlighted 4 of the 10 vehicles to make Consumer Report's list of Top Picks for 2012. Here, we round out the list. More Top Picks '12 - CR Podcast

Consumers Union Files FCC Comments In Opposition To Verizon/Cable TV deal
WASHINGTON — Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, today filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission in opposition to the proposed spectrum deal between Verizon Wireless and the cable TV companies Comcast, Time Warner, Bright House,...

FTC Privacy Report: Statement by Consumers Union
WASHINGTON — Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, today praised the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the release of its final report on a framework for online privacy. The FTC report calls for increased online privacy...

The Top Picks for 2012 - from Consumer Reports
Each year Consumer Reports automotive engineers choose the best vehicles in eight categories for our April Auto issue. This year's list includes 4 new picks. Top Picks'12 - CR Podcast

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