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Consumer Reports: 3.1 Million Smart Phones Were Stolen In 2013, Nearly Double the Year Before
1.4 Million Had a Smart Phone that was Lost and Never Recovered YONKERS, NY — Smart phone theft is on the rise. About 3.1 million Americans were the victims of smart phone theft in 2013, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual...

Amica, USAA, & Auto-Owners Among Top Home Insurance Companies in New Survey
Plus, tips for winning a home insurance claim and five ways to save on a policy YONKERS, NY ― A home insurance policy is a must to protect an owner from the expense of a potentially large loss, but not...

New Test Methodology for Evaluating Infant Child Car Seats
New protocol raises the bar to provide consumers with improved safety ratings; Five best infant seats, three “Best Buys,” plus tips for parents YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports has created a new consumer information program for child seat safety by...

Honda & Toro Top Consumer Reports Latest Lawn Mower Ratings
Results of lawn mower, tractor, string trimmer, & leaf blower testing part of comprehensive guide to getting the best lawn ever—Plus, five ways to slice lawn-care bills YONKERS, NY – In Consumer Reports’ tests of nearly 40 lawn mowers, models...

Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix, Costco & Sprouts Top Consumer Reports Supermarket Ratings
While Walmart, America’s largest grocer is lowest scoring in subscriber survey. Plus, consumers’ top gripes about grocery shopping revealed, and; how to save time and money at the supermarket YONKERS, NY — When it comes to supermarkets, biggest isn’t always...

Consumer Reports Reveals the Best Used Cars and Ones to Avoid
Used Car Standouts from the 2004 through 2013 Model Years YONKERS, NY — With prices at historic highs – even for models with high mileage and seemingly excessive wear – and with so many vehicles from which to choose, shopping...

2014 Car Brand Report Cards: Acura & Audi Jump to Join Lexus at the Head of the Class
YONKERS, NY — Luxury brands rule the roost this year as Acura and Audi moved up a few spots to join Lexus with the top three highest scores in Consumer Reports’ annual car brand report cards. A perennial top scorer,...

Ram 1500 & Tesla Model S among New Winners in Consumer Reports’ 2014 Top Picks List
Ram 1500 pickup first Chrysler model to make list in 16 years YONKERS, NY — In its annual Top Picks list, Consumer Reports has crowned four new vehicles—the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ram 1500, Subaru Forester, and Tesla Model S—with the...

Toyota, Ford, Honda & Chevrolet Dominate Consumer Reports 2014 Car-Brand Perception Survey
Subaru and Tesla surge into top 10 YONKERS, NY — Consumers continue to distinguish Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Chevrolet as the leading brands overall, but several others, including Tesla and Subaru, are moving up the rankings, according to Consumer Reports’...

Consumer Reports Tests Show Consumers Unnecessarily Exposed To Potential Cancer Risk in Many Soft Drinks
Consumers Union calls on government to set stronger regulations for caramel color in food and beverages YONKERS, NY ― In Consumer Reports’ recent tests of sodas and other soft drinks, varying levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI), a potentially-carcinogenic chemical byproduct of...

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