June 2012

Consumers Union Hails Congress’ Action on Student Loans, Transportation Safety
WASHINGTON, DC – Congress today approved a legislative package that would extend the current interest rate cap on subsidized Stafford student loans, as well as fund transportation programs, including a variety of auto safety measures. The House passed the legislation...

Questions of Money - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports financial experts answer subscriber questions about how long one should keep the financial documents of a deceased person, and retailers changing a purchase deal after the bill was paid. Questions of Money - CR Podcast

Consumers Union Hails Supreme Court Ruling to Uphold Health Reform Law
WASHINGTON, DC — The Supreme Court today released its decision on the Affordable Care Act, upholding the healthcare reform law. Jim Guest, the President and CEO of Consumer Reports, said, “The Affordable Care Act helps hold insurance companies accountable. The...

Nearly 48,000 Diners Rate Best & Worst at 102 Popular Restaurant Chains
YONKERS, NY — Whether you’re traveling the interstate, looking for a sumptuous supper, or just want to get away from the kitchen this summer, Consumer Reports surveyed 47,565 diners to help find the best meals and best deals at 102...

Best-Buy Windows Air Conditioners - from Consumer Reports
A top-rated air conditioner can help you save at the store and at home. Several Consumer Reports recently tested cost well under $200 and are Energy Star qualified. Window ACs - CR Podcast

Foreclosure Reduction Act Approved By Key California Assembly & Senate Leaders
Assembly & Senate Floor Votes Expected Next Week on Bill to Protect Homeowners from Unfair Mortgage Foreclosure Practices SACRAMENTO, CA — A Conference Committee made up of key California Assembly and Senate members approved the California Foreclosure Reduction Act today....

Frozen Treats - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports' latests tests of frozen treats found the best have flavors of real fruit, vanilla, or chocolate. The worst -- artificial tasting with gummy or chalky texture. Frozen Treats - CR Podcast

Consumer Reports Finds Scion iQ Not Such A Wise Choice
Classic rivals face-off: BMW 328i beats Mercedes C250 in a close contest YONKERS, NY— Consumer Reports tests of the tiny Scion iQ found it to be slow, uncomfortable and noisy, among other drawbacks. With a road test score of 29,...

Bicycle Helmets - from Consumer Reports
To see how well today's bicycle helmets protect riders from serious head injuries, Consumer Reports put 13 models through an impact test. All but 2 models absorbed the force of impact within the current CPSC standard. Bike Helmets - CR...

Consumers Union Renews Call for Stricter Oversight of Reverse Mortgages
Consumer Group Promotes Reverse Mortgage Reforms as Lenders Mount PR Campaign and the CFPB Holds Hearing This Week Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, called on the CFPB today to protect vulnerable seniors from reverse mortgage...

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