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2014-04-17 08:25:04

1.4 Million Had a Smart Phone that was Lost and Never Recovered YONKERS, N.Y., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 State of the Net survey. That's nearly double the 1.6 million thefts that the company projected in 2012. At least 1.4 million smart phones were lost and not recovered last year, up slightly from the 1.2 million in 2012, Consumer...

2014-04-04 08:20:09

Plus, tips for winning a home insurance claim and five ways to save on a policy YONKERS, N.Y., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A home insurance policy is a must to protect an owner from the expense of a potentially large loss, but not all insurance companies are easy to deal with. In Consumer Reports new survey, Amica, USAA, and Auto-Owners were among the highest-scoring insurance companies. The report, which includes the full Ratings of 14 insurance companies and advice for winning...

2014-03-31 12:29:46

CLARKSVILLE, Ind., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kentuckiana Medical Center (KMC), managed by the national healthcare development firm Galichia Hospital Group (GHG), is ranked as the '#1 Hospital in Louisville Area for Patient Safety' by Consumer Reports. The announcement is made jointly by GHG's Chairman & CEO Joseph P. Galichia, M.D., F.A.C.C., and Michael Phillips, CEO of KMC. The top ranking was first released March 27, 2014, by WAVE-TV's 11-time Emmy Award winning...

2014-03-27 12:26:42

Tests find two smart picks that can help save money on trips to the hair salon YONKERS, N.Y., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Root touch-up products are a great way to stretch the time between hair-color appointments and help save some money. The April 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights findings from tests of eight temporary touch-up products for hair including sticks, sprays, markers, and brushes. "While the color match wasn't always perfect, our testers did...

2014-03-26 08:24:31

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, N.Y., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to supermarkets, biggest isn't always best. In Consumer Reports' latest survey, Wegmans, Trader Joe's, Publix, Costco and Sprouts earned the highest scores overall among 55 of the nation's major grocery stores; Walmart, America's...

2014-03-25 08:25:16

Experts share favorite household products and tips to combat tough stains YONKERS, N.Y., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dealing with difficult-to-remove stains can be stressful; yet many of the tools needed to tackle a mess may be lying around the home already. The April 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, identifies common household products that may help tackle even the toughest stains. Before turning to costly professional cleaning services, ShopSmart recommends...

2014-03-13 08:20:08

Used Car Standouts from the 2004 through 2013 Model Years YONKERS, N.Y., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 for a used car can be a challenge. To help Americans choose the best used car for their money, Consumer Reports compiled a Best & Worst Used Cars list for model years 2004 through 2013. The full report is...

2014-03-11 08:24:13

Plus, 10 essential bargain hunting apps YONKERS, N.Y., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its first-ever Top 10 List issue, ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, shares tons of ways shoppers can save when it comes to their money, time, and even their health. The "Greatest Money-Saving Websites of All Time" April 2014 cover feature taps into ShopSmart's experts' knowledge of bargain hunting and highlights the best websites and apps for saving money. Some are places to shop, others are...

2014-03-07 08:25:17

Groups Call on Assemblyman Blumenthal to Support GMO Labeling YONKERS, N.Y., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, headquartered in Yonkers, today called on Assemblyman David Buchwald of White Plains and Mt Kisco to vote yes for Right To Know Bill A. 3525 when it comes before the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee tomorrow. This bill would require labeling of genetically engineered foods (also known as GMOs) sold in New York...

2014-02-25 12:21:28

YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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, Lexus earned the highest marks (79) for the second straight year. Consumer Reports' analysis finds the bulk of its models are usually quiet, comfortable, and fuel-efficient. Lexus was the only brand to achieve an excellent average...