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2014-10-02 12:21:31

Based on Consumer Reports' testing results, consumer magazine determines Michelin tires perform best in Canadian winters LAVAL, QC, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Michelin Canada is proud to announce that its tires have received top marks in the annual ranking of winter tires by consumer magazine Protégez-Vous. This year, the prestigious list, compiled following Consumer Reports' rigorous lab and road tests, is led by Michelin tires in the three categories: tires recommended for...

2014-09-30 23:02:17

Analysis Found only 86 Plans Meet CR Criteria YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 For the fifth year in a row, Consumer Reports published rankings of hundreds of health insurance plans across the United States to help consumers determine which ones may be best for them. New for 2014, Consumer Reports evaluated private (employer-based) plans in a category called “Avoiding Overuse” that looks at how well plans perform in key areas such as avoiding inappropriate use of antibiotics and...

2014-09-25 12:27:40

Legendary Watchdog Introduces Design and Content Changes in November Issue YONKERS, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports, the largest and most trusted consumer organization in the world, has announced major changes to its flagship print product, Consumer Reports magazine. The revamp showcases a new design and architecture, innovative editorial additions, and a shift towards a new conversation with readers, and debuts with the November issue, on newsstands September...

2014-09-25 08:23:34

Seven years after the Great Recession, consumers are finally opening their wallets, making long-delayed purchases and undertaking postponed life decisions YONKERS, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Great Recession of 2007 caused the once-prolific American shopper to go into a prolonged scrimp mode. Now, some seven years later - and more than 5 years after the recession officially ended -- the tide has turned, according to a groundbreaking Consumer Reports study. A...

2014-09-22 23:11:13

President and Founder of Royal Class Service, a Hudson Valley, NY based Plumbing and HVAC Company, added expertise to Consumer Reports product review NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Matt Pillius, President of Royal Class Service, one of the most successful and well-known plumbing, heating, and air conditioning companies in the Hudson Valley, was recently featured on a Consumer Reports segment. Positioned as a product review for a drain cleaning system, Pillius was consulted...

2014-08-28 12:24:57

Reforms Needed to Ensure Students Can Get Access to Financial Aid Funds Easily And Without Incurring Extra Costs YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just as millions of students return to college, a new Consumer Reports investigation of campus banking products found that fees can vary widely and that costs can add up for those who use their cards frequently and don't enjoy easy access to in-network ATMs. Consumer Reports found that fees may not always be clearly disclosed...

2014-07-31 23:14:43

CR urges U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take stronger steps to reduce the dangers of pain-relief medications YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Some pain relief medications can be as addictive as heroin and are rife with deadly side effects. Every day, 46 people in the U.S. die from legal pain pills and for each death, more than 30 people are admitted to an emergency room because of opioid complications. Consumer Reports has taken a close look at the dangers of prescription and...

2014-07-15 23:09:29

Investigation warns of bogus 'natural' beauty claims, ingredients to avoid; Plus, apps that can help shoppers identify safer products YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Beauty products and cosmetics have become overgrown with labels covered with flowers and greenery and words like natural and healthy. The September 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features an in-depth look at hidden health risks that can be found in cosmetics and other beauty products, ingredients to...

2014-07-02 23:08:41

KFC and Sbarro among the lowest-scoring chains overall, Chick-fil-A earns high marks; Plus, the best & worst chains for value, healthy options, most delectable fare. YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The burgers that made McDonald’s famous have been deemed the worst-tasting of all the major U.S burger chains by Consumer Reports’ readers. And when it comes to the most satisfying fast-food dining experience, biggest isn’t always best ― KFC and Sbarro earned some of the lowest...

2014-06-26 20:22:32

Sequoia also ranked highest in California REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital is among the top 15 hospitals in the country for heart surgery - and the highest rated in California, according to Consumer Reports hospital ratings released today. The ratings of 400 hospitals across the U.S. are based on data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and address two common heart surgeries - coronary artery bypass and aortic valve...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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