01/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gawker Media Sells To Consumer Union

Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, planned to announce on Wednesday that it had acquired, a popular blog formerly owned by Gawker Media.

Consumerist is one of several sites Gawker has sold this year, including the political gossip blog Wonkette and the travel site Gridskipper. The blog offers consumer tips, like how to return products and how to confound a telemarketer, and covers shopper complaints, like excessive retail markups.

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