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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...

2014-02-25 12:21:17

Ram 1500 pickup first Chrysler model to make list in 16 years YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 top honor in each of their respective categories. For the first time in 16 years, a Chrysler earned a spot on the list with the Ram 1500 nabbing best Pickup Truck, a category that had taken a hiatus in 2013...

2014-02-20 08:25:34

Experts dish out tips and advice on how to get the most from makeup favorites YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's no reason to send a broken lipstick or cracked eye shadow into the garbage. To help prolong the life of pricey beauty products and repair those that have broken, ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, pulled together expert tips and advice on how to keep cosmetics, hair tools and makeup applicators from meeting an untimely end. "Think twice about...

2014-02-13 16:30:17

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Comcast has proposed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, a mega-merger that would combine the two largest cable providers in the United States. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, announced its opposition to the merger, citing the impact that the combination could have on prices and service. Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union, said, "Under this proposed deal, two huge companies...

2014-02-05 08:20:10

Subaru and Tesla surge into top 10 YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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' annual Car-Brand Perception Survey. Toyota has a 25-point advantage over second-place Ford, reflecting a five-point gain over the year prior for Toyota and a three-point improvement for...

2014-01-28 08:26:06

Valentine's Day sweets worth the splurge YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to chocolate, the good stuff doesn't come cheap. The March 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features its annual list of the best boxed chocolates based on results from its in-house expert taste-tests. The full list of 15 "smart picks" includes old favorites from Woodhouse, Candinas, and L.A. Burdick, plus three products from Recchiuti, Xocolatti and zChocolat -...

Soda Carcinogen Caramel Color
2014-01-23 15:32:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An investigation by Consumer Reports has revealed troublingly high levels of a carcinogenic brown food coloring in Pepsi One and Goya Malta sodas. Although there are no limits on the use of the investigated food additive, also known as 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI) or caramel color, California has the substance on its Proposition 65 list of carcinogens. Passed in 2011, the California law requires a food or beverage to have a health warning...

2014-01-23 08:23:53

Consumers Union calls on government to set stronger regulations for caramel color in food and beverages YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Consumer Reports' recent tests of sodas and other soft drinks, varying levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI), a potentially-carcinogenic chemical byproduct of the production of certain types of caramel color, were found in all of the samples that listed caramel color as an ingredient. Twelve brands of sodas and soft drinks from five...

2014-01-22 23:01:55

Choosing Wisely® Content Now Made Available to Millions of iTriage Consumers NEW YORK and DENVER (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Consumer Reports and iTriage®, a market leader in consumer health care technology, today announced a partnership to make the ABIM Foundation’s “Choosing Wisely” initiative available to millions of iTriage consumers across the country. "Choosing Wisely" decision aids will be available on iTriage’s web and mobile platforms to help patients...

2014-01-16 08:23:43

$105 per gallon paint misses the mark; $34 per gallon Behr tops the Ratings YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Consumer Reports' latest tests of interior paints, Farrow & Ball, a pricey import from England known for its colors, was the worst at hiding old paint and scored near the bottom of the Ratings. It took two coats of its eggshell finish in white, which costs $105 per gallon, to do what the top-rated Behr Premium Plus Ultra Satin in white, which costs $34...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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