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2014-07-15 23:09:29

Investigation warns of bogus 'natural' beauty claims, ingredients to avoid; Plus, apps that can help shoppers identify safer products YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Beauty products and cosmetics have become overgrown with labels covered with flowers and greenery and words like natural and healthy. The September 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features an in-depth look at hidden health risks that can be found in cosmetics and other beauty products, ingredients to...

2014-06-25 08:25:41

New CR "Gadgets to Go" Guide Features Best Mobile Devices, Apps & Tips for Vacation YONKERS, N.Y., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No matter where Americans travel this summer, their gadgets will be in tow. According to a national Consumer Reports survey, 94 percent of adult travelers bring electronic devices with them on vacation. CR's new Gadgets to Go report, available online at ConsumerReports.org, and in the August issue of Consumer Reports, features expert advice on the best...

2014-06-19 08:27:11

Large Majorities Agree That Proposed Merger Will Cost Consumers YONKERS, N.Y., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Americans are opposed to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new public opinion poll by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The poll showed just 11 percent of the public supports the merger, 56 percent oppose, and 32 percent had no opinion. Large majorities agree that the deal will hurt consumers by leading to higher...

2014-05-18 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Telecommunications giant AT&T announced a deal to buy the nation's largest satellite TV company DirecTV today in an agreement reportedly valued at $48.5 billion. Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, said, "On the heels of Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable, AT&T is going to try to pull off a mega-merger of its own. These could be the start of a wave of mergers that...

2014-05-13 08:26:38

Low-cost & no-cost fixes for overstuffed closets; Plus the best DIY closet systems YONKERS, N.Y., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Those looking to tame an out-of-control closet or for smart ways to store clothes may already have the tools they need handy. The June 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights more than two dozen fixes for disorganized closets for $25 or less - and some of solutions may cost nothing at all. The feature also identifies four great...

2014-04-25 12:24:22

Former Senior Editor at Newsweek/Daily Beast to Spearhead Magazine's Editorial Team YONKERS, N.Y., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports, the world's largest independent, non-profit product-testing organization, has named Ellen Kampinsky as editor-in-chief of Consumer Reports magazine. In her new role, Ms. Kampinsky will be responsible for overseeing Consumer Reports' flagship publication and working closely with the editorial team to ensure it remains at the...

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...


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