November 2012

Showrooming - from Consumer Reports
Showrooming is when one whips out their smartphone to scan a bar code on a product to see whether on online retailer is selling it for less. And, it has brick-and-mortar stores quaking in their concrete foundations. Showrooming

Verizon Leads Among Major Carriers In Latest Consumer Reports Cell-Phone Service Ratings
AT&T is Among the Lower-rated, but 4G Service is a Bright Spot YONKERS, NY — Verizon Wireless was the highest-Rated major carrier in Consumer Reports’ annual cell-phone service Ratings, based on a survey of 63,253 subscribers by the Consumer Reports...

Apple Store and Costco Are Among Consumer Reports’ Highest-Rated Cell-Phone Retailers
Americans’ Spending on Wireless Services Rises 7 Percent Haggling, Prepaid Plans Are Among Top Ways To Save YONKERS, NY — Whether shopping online or at walk-in stores, those who bought a cell phone at an Apple Store or at Apple.com...

Chevrolet Volt Tops Consumer Reports’ Owner-Satisfaction Survey for Second Straight Year
Top-ranked cars feature great fuel economy, a fun driving experience and luxurious surroundings YONKERS, NY — Would you get the same vehicle if you had to do it all over again? That’s the single, revealing question the Consumer Reports National...

Ways to Save When Buying Electronics - from Consumer Reports
Here are a few simple steps you can take to help get the best deal on major electronics purchases, whether shopping online or in brick-and-mortar stores. Buying Electronics

Energy-Drink Caffeine - from Consumer Reports
To find out how much caffeine is in Energy Drinks, Consumer Reports measured the amount in 27 top-selling brands. The highest was over 240 milligrams. Energy-Drink Caffeine

Consumers Union praises FDA shutdown of Sunland plant, presses for further implementation of federal food-safety rules
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today praised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s move to suspend operations at the food processor Sunland Inc, after FDA inspectors discovered salmonella in its processing plant. Forty-one...

Consumer Reports Investigation of Pork Products Finds Potentially Harmful Bacteria?Most of Which Show Resistance to Important Antibiotics
Yersinia enterocolitica found in 69 percent of 198 pork samples tested; Low levels of the drug ractopamine discovered in about one-fifth of 240 additional pork products analyzed YONKERS, NY — In testing and analysis of pork-chop and ground-pork samples from...

Cordless Drills - from Consumer Reports
The top cordless drills in Consumer Reports most recent tests weigh as little as 2.3 pounds -- thanks to lighter lithium-ion cells. Cordless Drills

Consumers Union endorses new bill in Congress to ban gift cards with expiration dates, non-use fees
Bill closes loopholes and strengthens current federal gift card protections WASHINGTON — As holiday shoppers plan to load up on gift cards this season, Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today endorsed a bill to ban gift cards...

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