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2013-04-24 08:20:21

YONKERS, N.Y., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports tests find the Porsche Boxster tops a quartet of convertible two-seat sports cars that blend a fun-to-drive character, plenty of performance, lots of features, and striking style. In its latest tests of the Porsche Boxster, Mercedes-Benz SLK, Audi TT, and BMW Z4, Consumer Reports engineers found each model scores well, but the redesigned Boxster easily comes out ahead scoring eight points higher than the SLK--which...

2013-04-24 08:20:12

Mazda CX-5 inches past RAV4 in ranking YONKERS, N.Y., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Redesigned for 2013, the new Toyota RAV4 performed well in Consumer Reports' tests--and achieved a "Very Good" overall score. But the RAV4's performance wasn't enough for it to reclaim its top spot among small SUVs. The RAV4 now ranks, behind the Consumer Reports' 2013 Top Pick Honda CR-V and the latest Mazda CX-5, equipped with a new 2.5-liter engine, for small SUVs. The race is very tight,...

2013-04-23 08:28:15

New super-saving sites, apps and more that will help shoppers maximize savings YONKERS, N.Y., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's virtually no excuse for not getting a good deal these days, with smartphones, coupons and bargains at shoppers' fingertips. The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights ten new sites and apps that make the hunt for savings fast and fun, plus some cool features on old standbys. "Shoppers should be saving every time...

2013-04-16 08:25:05

Products That Are Not Worth the Splurge YONKERS, N.Y., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just because a product has a hefty price tag, doesn't always mean it delivers what it claims. The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, identifies pricey products - including appliances, big and small, electronics and more - whose performance was unimpressive in tests. The "Pricey Stinkers" list is part of ShopSmart's annual bargain issue which also highlights a broad range of...

2013-04-15 12:23:55

Positive signs for sale of spring, summer seasonal retail items YONKERS, N.Y., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans' personal financial health, showed that consumers' lethargic outlook continues to take a toll on retail spending. The Index's past 30-day retail measure declined for the third straight month since January. The Consumer Reports Index's sentiment measure was unchanged from last month at 50.1. Looking at...

2013-04-11 08:24:52

Shoppers can save hundreds of dollars a year by changing how and where they shop YONKERS, N.Y., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug stores may be a convenient choice for over-the-counter medications, but there's a price to pay for convenience. The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features findings from the magazine's price scan of 185 drugs at hundreds of stores nationwide that revealed potential savings of hundreds of dollars a year for shoppers willing to...

2013-04-10 12:20:54

Toyota, Consumer Reports and Google Receive Safety Awards NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to bringing automobile manufacturers, public and private organizations, and the media together to share information and discuss ways to make vehicles and roadways safer for drivers and pedestrians, the World Traffic Safety Symposium announced the 2013 Traffic Safety Achievement Awards last week at the New York International Auto Show. The Honorable David L. Strickland,...

2013-04-08 23:03:32

New Consumer Reports Poll: More than 80 Percent Don´t Know or Don´t Think Antibiotics Used to Treat Disease in Apple, Pears; More than Half Think Apples, Pears Treated with Antibiotics Should Not Have “Organic” Label. Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, Food & Water Watch, and the Center for Food Safety are urging the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to discontinue the use of antibiotics in organic apple...

2013-03-28 08:30:36

Verizon Fios Triple-Play Leads in Customer Satisfaction Among Major Carriers YONKERS, N.Y., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With carriers offering introductory discounts as much as half off, it's little wonder why three quarters of those who bought a triple or quad-play telecom package (cable, internet, home phone, cell phone) told Consumer Reports that they would definitely or probably purchase that same bundle of services again, according to the latest subscriber survey on...

2013-03-28 08:24:15

Tips for getting the best prices when you shop at the pharmacy; plus, why it pays to shop like a country mouse YONKERS, N.Y., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who don't shop around for their prescription drugs may be overpaying BIG time, explains Consumer Reports in its May issue. Failing to comparison shop could result in overpaying by as much as $100 a month or even more, depending on the drug. Consumer Reports compared drug prices for five blockbuster...