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Consumer Reports Trashes Wal-Mart

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart's self-serving hyperbole about efficiency has become a mainstay of its culture, and is taken for granted by the media. But this week, Consumer Reports readers kicked a little dirt on that shiny exterior.

Health Care Reform: The Bottom Line From Consumer Reports & What to Do

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Check out Push health reform across the finish line from Consumer Reports, the independent organization which always sticks with the facts. So...

Consumers Can't Wait Any Longer for Health Reform

Jim Guest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Guest

More than 70 years ago the Consumers Union called for affordable, reliable health care for all Americans. Now, after decades of failed proposals, broken promises, and political rancor, reform is in reach.

Consumer Reports for health care

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Well, one thing we know for sure is that these guys are totally reliable, do fact-checking, and know what they're talking about, so I'm convinced. &nb...

Tests Find Wide Range of Bisphenol A in Canned Soups, Juice, and More

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

Consumer Reports' latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods tested contain measurable levels of Bisphenol A (BPA).

Yvonne Zanos Dies Of Cancer: Famed KDKA Reporter Dead At 60

post-gazette.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yvonne Zanos, KDKA-TV's consumer reporter whose joyful personality burst through TV screens during her popular product test reports, died this morning...

Money Doesn't Buy Reliability

Scott Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Burgess

An interesting tidbit came out of a recent Consumer Reports study: The more money a consumer spends on a car does not translate into a more reliable vehicle.

Consumer Reports: What Is Net Neutrality?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Even Senator John McCain was for Net Neutrality, before he was against it.

Consumer Group Finds Elevated BPA Levels In Range Of Foods

latimes.com | Andrew Zajac | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A consumer advocacy group's analysis of canned goods has found measurable levels of the chemical additive bisphenol A, or BPA, across a range of foods...

Consumer Reports Floored By High-Tech Brakes After Toyota Recall

Scott Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Burgess

The recent recall by Toyota of 3.8 million of vehicles has a lot of people scratching their heads; Floor mats, really?

Getting Serious Credit Card Consumer Protection

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Craig Newmark

Consumer Reports is helping get reasonable consumer protection for us all and I'd appreciate it you took a look at CreditCardReform.org.

Consumerist/Ctr for Media & Democracy Protect the US Against Front Groups

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

"Front groups," sometimes called "swiftboaters," are people paid by shady politicians or corporate executives to deceive citizens.

This Week in Magazines: The 10 Best Cities for Chablis-Loving Kayakers, New Rules for Cannibals

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

America's last honest institution, Consumer Reports, decides to check out perhaps the greatest invention in modern history since liquid Prell, namely GPS systems.

Why Your Health Insurance Plan Is Worse Than You Think

washingtonpost.com | Simon Johnson and James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If we fail to reform our health care system this year, a major reason will be that a majority of Americans are satisfied with their health coverage an...

Consumer Reports Asks Readers For Input On Cover Decisions

New York Times | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Consumer Reports prides itself on unbiased reviews. But readers may at least have a say in the color of the magazine's logo. Last week, the publica...

This Week in Magazines: Bill Clinton Has Really Changed, Right?

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

A terrific reporter obviously labored hard to get beneath the well-practiced, media-shy and often disingenuous Clinton surface.

Consumer Confidence Soars In May

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Even with unemployment still rising and home prices still slumping, Americans are getting their confidence back in the economy. A wide...

5 Secrets Conventional Cleaning Product Manufacturers Don't Want You to Know

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

These products were meant for use all over the house. If they were as toxic as their labels implied, why were we using them where we ate, bathed, slept and played?

This Week in Magazines: A Big Shot Journalist Vents at Being Lied to 20 Years Ago

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Journalists crave access, even if it often means access to get lied to, especially in Washington. But deceit plays out across the media spectrum.

Consumer Reports: GM, Chrysler Least Reliable Cars, Ford Fares Better

usatoday.com | Chris Woodyard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chrysler and General Motors (GM) took the bottom two spots, respectively, in Consumer Reports magazine's new automaker for reliability, even as the pa...

Five Scariest Detroit Auto Show Moments -- 2009

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

America is the world's biggest automotive market, yet offers very little in the way of independent analysis and car, truck or motorcycle testing.

Gawker Media Sells Consumerist.com To Consumer Union

New York Times | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, planned to announce on Wednesday that it had acquired Consumerist.com, a popula...

How (Not) to Succeed in Business

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Clothier

Okay, call me an easy mark. I should have picked up on this long ago. I didn't. But am I alone in thinking that I was somehow cheated?

Green Edge 4: Organic Fruit Worth the Premium

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

Consumer Reports singles out fruit that is worth a marketplace premium: apples, cherries, imported grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, raspberries and strawberries -- or all fruit for baby food.