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2011-04-27 13:47:00

Average Americans Stripped of their Day in Court, California Consumer Group Says SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision in AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion, invalidating California's protections against unfair provisions in contracts effectively eliminates the right of consumers to join together to fight powerful corporations in court and will lead to enormous abuses of consumers by corporations, Consumer Watchdog, a...

2011-04-26 09:00:00

YONKERS, N.Y. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports (www.ConsumerReports.org), the independent, nonprofit testing organization, and BillShrink (www.billshrink.com), the popular money-saving search engine and provider of in-statement rewards, today announced a partnership to help consumers find the best deals on wireless plans, credit cards and TV and cable packages. ConsumerReports.org subscribers and site visitors will have access to BillShrink's...

2011-02-21 00:00:49

Today, HealthyCirclesâ“ž¢ (http://www.healthycircles.com), an integrated suite of online Professional and Consumer portals, officially announced the adoption of the HealthyCircles platform by BioScrip, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOS), a leading national provider of specialty pharmacy and home care products and services. BioScrip has launched myBioScrip.com, powered by HealthyCircles, to foster in a new age of connected health in specialty pharmacy and home infusion. This...

2010-12-08 12:28:00

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives of The Brandon Agency recently launched the "Why We Buy" Consumer Research Panel, an exclusive panel comprised of more than 4,300 consumer participants ranging in age, education, income and family status. The Brandon Agency utilizes this panel to gain a deeper insight into the minds of consumers, better understand their buying patterns and history and, in turn, generate more effective marketing initiatives for Agency clients....

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2010-12-08 08:00:00

Popular review magazine Consumer Reports on Tuesday named AT&T the worst US mobile service provider, even though its reader survey places Apple's iPhone, which only uses AT&T service, in a tie for first place against three other smartphones. The magazine's annual survey of more than 58,000 subscribers ranked AT&T in last place for the second straight year, with this year's score dropping significantly from last year. "AT&T was the only carrier with scores that dropped...

2010-09-27 17:18:29

There is a growing need to standardize the laws regulating consumer protection. This is one of the main conclusions of a research project at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), which analyzes consumer protection in Spain from the legal perspective. The idea behind this research arose because of the huge disparity in existing laws regulating the area of consumer protection, which made it necessary, according to the researchers, to carry out a systematic study to develop a "general report"...

2010-07-07 10:15:00

CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) issued a statewide consumer alert Wednesday notifying AT&T customers that three often-overlooked, low-cost calling plans created by CUB have had their prices frozen by the recently passed Illinois Telecommunications Act and could save Land of Lincoln families about $200 a year. The three Consumer's Choice plans, which AT&T offers as the result of a legal settlement with CUB, were designed by the consumer...

2010-06-02 13:28:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminosity Marketing, announces the release of its Boomerang Consumer Study, a research effort that analyzed the lifestyles, values and purchasing habits of a consumer group known as Boomerangers. Boomerang consumers are defined as young adults who, after living away from home, have returned to live with their parents. The study was conducted using the Luminosity Real-Time Lifestyle Map®, a proprietary research tool that deploys mobile...

2010-02-03 05:00:00

Cleaner, Greener Paints Make Projects Faster, Easier and Less Expensive YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports' March issue features the biggest interior paint test ever of more than 50 paints. For the first time, Consumer Reports found nearly all top-scoring paints to be among the lowest in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are linked to pollution, smog, and respiratory problems. The full report appears in the current issue of Consumer Reports and online...

2010-01-05 06:11:00

Plus, how to decide which is right for your workout needs YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After putting 48 machines to the test, Consumer Reports Health lists 14 recommended treadmills and ellipticals for a home workout, including five Best Buy choices which combine performance and value. The report is part of "Get Fit In 2010," a do-it-yourself Web guide at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org. The Web site includes new ratings of bathroom scales, fitness tips for a variety of...