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2011-04-12 12:55:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, and Consumer Federation of America today praised Senators John Kerry and John McCain for introducing bipartisan legislation to provide safeguards for online privacy. Ioana Rusu, Regulatory Counsel for Consumers Union, said, "This is an important step forward in giving people more control over their personal information online.

2011-04-12 10:54:00

Consumer Reports Poll Shows High Levels of Public Concern About Medical Harm & Support For Requiring Hospitals to Disclose Errors WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health and Human Services announced today a initiative to improve patient safety in hospitals across the country.

2011-04-12 05:00:00

Event set for April 30 at CR's Auto Test Center in Connecticut EAST HADDAM, Conn., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports will host its first-ever teen driving safety program in cooperation with the national non-profit Tire Rack Street Survival® driver education program.

2011-04-04 08:49:00

Consumers Union Offers Tips On Minimizing Bank Account & Prepaid Card Fees SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most prepaid cards charge higher fees than basic checking accounts offered by the top five banks in the U.S., according to a new analysis released today by Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports.

2011-03-31 08:51:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released today by the Consumer Reports National Research Center found high levels of public concern about hospital-acquired infections and other forms of medical harm as well as support for making it easier for the public to find out how each hospital ranks when it comes to patient safety.

2011-03-01 12:07:00

Report Shows Infections Are Preventable But More Effort Is Needed To Protect Patients WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed a significant decrease in certain infections over the past nine years.

2011-02-24 14:01:00

Grants Will Help States Make Rate Review More Open, Thorough & Fair For Consumers WASHINGTON, Feb.

2010-12-08 17:19:00

In the news release, Consumer Reports: New Tests Reinforce Concerns About Mercury In Tuna, issued 07-Dec-2010 by Consumer Reports over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the 3rd paragraph needed to be revised to clarify Consumer Reports' recommendations for how much tuna a child should eat.

2010-12-07 09:33:00

Advocates Call For Stricter Oversight of Growing Reverse Mortgage Market SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.

2010-12-07 05:42:00

YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports' latest tests of 42 samples from cans and pouches of tuna bought primarily in the New York metropolitan area and online confirm that white (albacore) tuna usually contains far more mercury than light tuna.

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