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'Green News Report' - May 14, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - May 9, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S R...

Public Health Warning: This Meat May Contain Life-threatening Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Is it acceptable that an accidental spillage in the kitchen refrigerator or the incorrect handling or cooking of meat at a restaurant can now result in a life-threatening -- yet entirely preventable -- antibiotic-resistant disease? Well, Big Ag seems to think so.

Study: More Than Half Of Ground Turkey Contaminated With Fecal Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 05.03.2013 | Healthy Living

More than half of ground turkey samples are contaminated with fecal bacteria, according to a new study from Consumer Reports. In addition, the magazin...

Unsafe at Any Range: Treat Guns Like the Consumer Products That They Are

Norman I. Silber | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Norman I. Silber

As we prepare for the next round of struggle, we should think of guns as the most dangerous products that consumers can buy in the American marketplace, and find ways to make them safer.

What Nonprofits Can Learn from Consumer Reports and the Potato Chip

Impatient Optimists | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

When my parents were first married in the mid 1960's, money was tight. My dad was in the air force and my mom was a nurse. My mom recently told me...

Time to Stop Backroom Deals That Drive Up Drug Prices

Chris Meyer | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Meyer

One way you can try to save at the pharmacy is choosing a generic version of the drug, instead of the brand-name medication. But some consumers may not have that option, especially when it comes to higher-priced prescriptions.

An Agenda to Make Sure Consumers are Heard

Chris Meyer | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Meyer

Eight of the nation's leading consumer groups are calling on President Obama and Congress to give consumers a greater voice in Washington.

Consumer Reports Got It Dangerously Wrong on Identity Theft

Adam Levin | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

These risks are very real. Identity theft continues to morph and evolve in complexity and gains even greater traction with more organized criminal enterprises as their crime of choice. So you can imagine my frustration when I read the article in Consumer Reports.

The Best Car Seat For Your Baby, Inside and Out

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Parents are realizing that just keeping their children safe in a crash isn't the end-all, be-all of car seats. We also need to think about the long-term implications of exposing our kids to the toxic chemicals the seats can be made with.

Read This Before Buying A Mattress

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 05.06.2013 | HuffPost Home

Consumer Reports put the top brands to the test.

Making Our Food Safer

Chris Meyer | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Meyer

Deadly outbreaks of foodborne illnesses have been all too common in recent years, from salmonella-tainted peanut butter to E. coli in vegetables. We now have a real opportunity to reverse this disturbing trend, if we do it the right way.

How to Be Your Own Consumer Advocate in Pursuit of Products and Services Promised, Speak to the Supervisor, and Still Be Nice

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Mary Crescenzo

Have you ever gotten nowhere over the phone with a manager, consumer relations person, or an automated help-line and just given up? Next time, be nice but determined on your quest for quality on the road to consumer power.

One of the Most Helpful Parts of ObamaCare Just Kicked In, Despite Fierce Opposition From Insurers

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

From now on, health insurers will have to provide us with information in plain English, and in no more than four pages, about what their policies cover and how much we'll have to pay out of our own pockets when we get sick.

Holiday Gift Cards: Better Watch Out

Chris Meyer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Chris Meyer

For a lot of holiday shoppers, the must-buy gift this season isn't a laptop or a Lego set. It's neither a necktie nor a necklace. It's the gift card.

America's Least Favorite Cell Phone Company

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.29.2012 | Technology

AT&T has done it again. For the third year in a row, the telecommunications company was named the worst major cell phone service provider in Consum...

Investigation Finds Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Rampant In Pork

Posted 11.27.2012 | Home

A new Consumer Reports investigation of pork sold in grocery stores found that a startlingly large proportion of tested meat contained one or more pot...

A Better Way to Shop for Health Insurance During Open Enrollment

Chris Meyer | Posted 01.21.2013 | Money
Chris Meyer

We know that health reform can be complicated and time consuming. Not everyone has the time to sit down and learn the details of the new law -- even if they wanted to. But we also know that it's critical for consumers to know what's available to them and to take advantage of the benefits.

These Companies Made The Naughty List

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

It’s not just bratty kids who are in danger of finding coal in their stockings this year. Some big-name companies have made the naughty list too. ...

Outraged by Pink Slime? Actually, Chicken Could Be a Much Bigger Risk

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 01.19.2013 | Home
Bruce Friedrich

There's a real dispute about the safety of pink slime, but not so of chicken. If we has a nation became alarmed in proper proportion to things that are concerning, however, white slime would be a much bigger concern than pink slime.

Mr. President: Don't Forget the Back Burner

Chris Meyer | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Chris Meyer

While policymakers in D.C are currently focused on keeping the country from falling off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year, we want to make sure that the White House doesn't forget about some items sitting on the back burner. These are items that are very important to American consumers.

Oversight of Credit Agencies Long Overdue

Jimmy Dahroug | Posted 01.06.2013 | Money
Jimmy Dahroug

There is nothing wrong with credit agencies making a profit. They are private businesses. Yet without adequate oversight, these agencies have little incentive to ensure the accuracy of consumer credit reports.

Hated iPhone 4, Likes iPhone 5

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Consumer Reports, the influential reviewers' group that blasted the iPhone 4 for a faulty antenna, on Friday gave Apple Inc'...

Researchers: Create System To Evaluate Education Technology

Posted 09.27.2012 | Education

In a new paper for The Hamilton Project, Duke University’s Aaron Chatterji and Northwestern’s Benjamin Jones propose establishing a third-party ra...

What Obama, Romney Won't Say About Healthcare

Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

By now you’ve heard the competing campaign slogans. Obama wants a government takeover of healthcare. Romney wants to turn it all over to big busines...