October 2012

One Year after Bank Transfer Day, Bank Switching Obstacles Remain
Consumers Union Calls for Reforms to Make It Easier to Move Your Money As the one year anniversary of Bank Transfer Day approaches, Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, renewed its call for Congress and...

A Rice Health Alert - from Consumer Reports
Rice is super-affordable and can be a healthy alternative to potatoes or pasta. But it has potentially worrisome levels of arsenic. Rice Alert

Avoiding Car-Buying Gotchas - from Consumer Reports
Here are some things to do to avoid common pitfalls and outright rip-offs when buying a new car. Car-Buying Gotchas

Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey: Ford Continues Fall While Seven Japanese Brands Top List
Audi and Cadillac make major jumps in rankings YONKERS, NY—A perfect storm of reliability problems has dropped Ford to next to last among the 28 car brands ranked in Consumer Reports 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, while its luxury brand,...

All-Season Tires - from Consumer Reports
In a recent test of All-Season tires, Consumer Reports engineers found many good overall performers among the 78 models tested. But Michelin and Continental lead the way. All-Season Tires

Questions of Money - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports financial experts answer subscriber questions about shopping for insurance and its effect on ones credit score, and whether it's possible to open an IRA for a ten-year old. Questions of Money

A Febreze Claim Check - from Consumer Reports
Can Febreze Air Effects really mask odors such as a dead fish and a sweaty body builder? Consumer Reports put the claim to the test. Febreze Claim Check

The Best Quick Stuffing - from Consumer Reports
For many, Thanksgiving dinner isn't complete without stuffing. But making stuffing from scratch may be a stretch. Here's how 11 packaged stuffings fared in recent Consumer Reports tests. Quick Stuffing

Consumers Union Renews Call for Debt Collection Reforms As CFPB Prepares For October 24 Field Hearing
Consumers Need Protection From Debt Collection Abuses WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today to protect vulnerable consumers from abusive debt collection practices. The...

Spray-On Wheel Cleaners - from Consumer Reports
In a recent test of 5 spray-on wheel cleaners, Consumer Reports found none was very effective at removing brake dust and road grime without applying some elbow grease. Wheel Cleaners

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