July 2012

McEvoy Ranch and Trader Joe’s California Estate Top Consumer Reports Taste-Tests Of Extra Virgin Olive Oils
Several Big Name Brands Earn Some of the Lowest Scores YONKERS, NY — Olive oils produced in California surpassed those with an Italian heritage in Consumer Reports’ latest taste-tests of 23 extra-virgin varieties, which are supposed to represent the pinnacle...

Mattresses - from Consumer Reports
Buying a new mattress may help you sleep better. But paying more won't always translate into higher satisfaction the morning after. Here's what else our subscribers told us about their mattress-buying experiences. Mattresses

New Senate Report on For-Profit Colleges Shines Light on Troubling Industry
WASHINGTON, DC — A new report released today by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) takes a hard look at the for-profit college industry and the troubling practices that cost taxpayers billions while leaving students saddled...

Sleep Interrupted - from Consumer Reports
The top reason cited for inadequate sleep among working respondents to a recent Consumer Reports survey on sleep habits was job-related stress. Sleep Interrupted

How to Choose a Restaurant - from Consumer Reports
There are many good choices among the nation's 970,000 restaurants. Which you ultimately choose depends on your budget, your taste buds, and location - since many are regional. Choosing a Restaurant

CU commends CPSC action to stop sale of Buckyballs magnetic desk toys
WASHINGTON —Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, today praised the legal action taken by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to stop the sale of Buckyballs magnetic desk toys. Consumers Union also commended retailers that have...

CR Survey: Most Viewers Rely On Netflix, but Streaming Rivals Are More Satisfying
Vudu Gets Top-Ranking in CR’s Ratings of Streaming Video Services; Netflix’s Disc-by-mail Service Fares Better than its Streaming YONKERS, NY — Although 81 percent of the ConsumerReports.org subscribers who used a streaming video service in the previous month used Netflix,...

America's Best Restaurants - from Consumer Reports
To find the bet table-service chain restaurants, Consumer Reports surveyed almost 48,000 readers who collectively at nearly 111,00 meals at 102 establishments. Here are the results. Best Restaurants

Countertops - from Consumer Reports
A recent Consumer Reports test of countertops found huge differences in materials, but little variation among brands. Countertops

Consumer Reports Survey:  One In Five Considered Moving Their Checking Account To A New Bank In The Past Year
Survey Highlights Top Impediments to Switching and Reforms That Would Make Consumers More Likely To Move Their Money SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Nearly one-fifth of all consumers with checking accounts considered switching to a new financial institution over the past...

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