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Consumer Reports Takes On Privacy, Recommends 66 Ways to Prevent Hackers and Companies From Capturing Your Data
CR digs in on data privacy risk as an urgent threat to consumers; will push for strong privacy and security protections in products and services YONKERS, NY – Our digitally connected world provides consumers with opportunities to be engaged with...

Consumer Reports Investigates the Secrets of Stress Free Flying And Tackles Tricky Travel Sites for Best Prices
JetBlue, Southwest, Virgin America, and Alaska Airlines Top Economy Flyer Rating, First Class Passengers Not Overly Impressed with United Airlines and American Airlines YONKERS, NY — There’s not much to enjoy about airline travel these days, economy seats are cramped,...

Department Of Education Proposes New Rules for Schools Providing Online Courses to Ensure Students Get a Quality Education
Consumers Union Urges DOE to Strengthen Proposal by Requiring Programs to Be Accredited in All States Where They Are Marketed WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Education proposed new rules today for schools providing distance education, such as online courses,...

Consumer Reports Partners with Reveal to Investigate the Nation’s $1.3 Trillion Student Debt Crisis—What Caused It and What People Can Do About It
CR survey finds 45% of people who have left college with student loan debt say college was not worth the cost; More than half reported problems making loan payments at least once YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports has partnered with...

Consumer Reports Survey: 61 Percent of Recently Married Couples Admit To Exceeding Their Set Wedding Budget
CR’s secret shoppers find that some vendors charge a “wedding surcharge” for products and services; New report reveals money-saving strategies to help couples to save money and still wed in style YONKERS, NY—It’s a day many dream about their whole...

Consumer Reports Survey Finds Consumers Are More Satisfied Doing Business with Credit Unions, Primarily Online Banks & Smaller Banks
YONKERS, NY—When it comes to banking, bigger isn’t always better. A recent subscriber survey conducted by Consumer Reports found that customers of credit unions, primarily online, and smaller traditional banks were more satisfied with their overall banking experience than those...

Consumer Reports Investigates Scams That Can Cost Seniors Their Life-Savings
New report features first-hand victim accounts that resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars; Steps seniors and their loved ones can take to prevent financial fraud YONKERS, NY—Each year, seniors and their families lose billions of dollars to con...

Consumer Reports Poll: One-Third of Americans Slammed By Sticker Shock at The Pharmacy As Drug Costs Soar
Nearly 75 percent of people hit with higher drug prices have been forced to adjust their personal spending habits, even cutting back on groceries; New, free e-pub with tips for saving on drug costs YONKERS, NY— The rising cost of...

Consumer Reports Shines Light on Car Insurance Quote Secrecy, Prices Are Rife With Inequities and Unfair Practices
Poor Credit May Raise Premiums Higher Than a Drunk Driving Conviction YONKERS, NY—The amounts drivers pay for their car insurance premiums are based on confounding algorithms that increasingly have more to do with socioeconomic factors than driving habits, according to...

Wegmans, Publix, & Trader Joe’s Continue to Dominate Consumer Reports’ Supermarket Ratings
Walmart Supercenter still among lowest-rated grocers in latest survey; Fresh, high-quality produce & store-made meals a top consideration YONKERS, NY — In Consumer Reports’ new supermarket survey, Wegmans, Publix, and Trader Joe’s remain at the top of the Ratings of...

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