April 2012

Risk vs. No Reward - from Consumer Reports
Low interest rates are seen as desirable for economic growth. But there's a flip side of low borrowing rates. From Consumer Reports Money Adviser, April '12. Risk vs. No Reward - CR Podcast

Questions of Money - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports financial experts answer subscriber questions about AMEX pushing credit-card insurance, and the necessity of re-balancing a vehicle's tires when having them rotated. From the April '12 Consumer Reports Money Adviser. Questions of Money - CR Podcast

Family-Friendly Honda CR-V Narrowly Outpoints Mazda CX-5 In Consumer Reports’ Small SUV Tests
Pricey Mercedes-Benz ML 350 and BMW X5 midsize SUVs improve, but fall short of class leaders YONKERS, NY— With its large back seat, easy access and ample cargo space, the family-friendly Honda CR-V narrowly topped the Mazda CX-5 in Consumer...

Subway’s Egg White and Cheese on Mornin’ Flatbread Tops Taste-Tests Of Fast-Food Egg Sandwiches
Offerings from Burger King and McDonald’s Disappoint for Nutrition YONKERS, NY — Egg sandwiches that are tasty and nutritious are hard to come by in most fast-food chains. Consumer Reports tried egg sandwiches from Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Starbucks,...

Mobile App Regrets - from Consumer Reports
Getting a refund on a mobile application you dislike is difficult at best. But not impossible. From Consumer Reports May 2012 issue. Mobile App Regrets - CR Podcast

Senate HELP Committee to Vote on Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act Today
Bill Includes Important Improvements Over Current Law But Lacks Critical Medical Device Patient Safety Provisions WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is scheduled to mark up the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act...

Bagels - from Consumer Reports
While there may be nothing like a New York bagel, some nationally available bagels came close. From Consumer Reports May 2012 issue. Bagels - CR Podcast

CU Urges Congress to Extend Interest Rate Cap on Student Loans
Interest Rates on Stafford Subsidized Loans to Double in July Unless Congress Acts WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interest rates on new subsidized Stafford student loans will double to 6.8 percent beginning in July unless Congress extends a cap that has helped...

E-Cigarettes - from Consumer Reports
Proponents of electronic cigarettes say they're more healthful than the conventional type. Opponents say too little is known about their safety. Consumer Reports weighed in on the issue for the May 2012 issue. E-Cigarettes - CR Podcast

Sports Stores - from Consumer Reports
For the May 2012 issue, Consumer Reports polled online subscribers about the Sports Stores they frequented. Independents and outdoor chains were most preferred. Sports Stores - CR Podcast

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