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Safety tip: Check your vehicle for recalled parts

Though General Motors has been at the center of a well-publicized recall of 2.6 million small cars this year, many drivers remain either apathetic or uninformed that they may be driving a car with recalled […]

04/04/2014

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Consumer Reports scores more than 2,500 US hospitals on safety

Consumer Reports has released safety scores for U.S. hospitals, combining five key measures into one composite score (from 1 to 100), giving consumers a way to compare hospitals on patient safety. Consumer Reports has rated […]

03/31/2014

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Consumer Reports names Tesla Model S its top pick

DETROIT (AP) — The Tesla Model S electric sedan is Consumer Reports’ top pick in this year’s automotive rankings. The magazine cited the Model S’s sporty performance and technological innovations, including its 225-mile range. But […]

02/25/2014

A bottle of soda with caramel coloring.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

FDA says it is studying caramel coloring in soda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, even though previous research has shown no identifiable health […]

01/23/2014

Car tips from Money 101′s experts

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include: Consumer Reports’ top auto editor reveals the cars that best hold their value. Is that […]

01/15/2014

This undated image made available by Audi shows the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI. (AP Photo/Audi)

Lexus, Toyota top auto reliability survey

DETROIT (AP) — Japan’s lock on Consumer Reports’ vehicle reliability rankings is starting to ease. Three Japanese brands — Lexus, Toyota and Acura — took the top spots in this year’s survey, and seven of […]

10/28/2013

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FDA study says amount of arsenic in rice is low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn’t worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in case. The agency released a study Friday […]

09/06/2013

Consumer Reports cites two high chairs for safety problems

Most high chairs sold in the United States comply with a voluntary safety standard that includes what is known as a crotch post—a structure that’s supposed to keep an unharnessed child from sliding downward and […]

08/29/2013

This undated photo provided by Chevrolet shows the 2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ. (AP Photo/Chevrolet)

New Impala tops sedans in Consumer Reports’ tests

DETROIT (AP) — The first American sedan in 20 years to earn Consumer Reports’ top score is the Chevrolet Impala. Really. The magazine has ranked the completely reworked 2014 version of the full-size car as […]

07/25/2013

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Impala makes history with Consumer Reports

Chevrolet’s completely re-designed Impala has outscored all other sedans in tests done by Consumer Reports magazine. It’s the first time a sedan from a U.S. automaker has topped the ratings in the 20 years that […]

07/25/2013

Cover of the September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine. (Photo credit: ShopSmart magazine)

Mobile tools get shoppers organized and find deals at the grocery store

Bad shopping habits can be tough to break – just ask the 63 percent of Americans in ShopSmart’s new national grocery shopping survey who admitted to buying things they don’t need because of a coupon […]

07/16/2013

Tesla Model S gets Consumer Reports’ top score

DETROIT (AP) — The Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric car has tied an older Lexus for the highest score ever recorded in Consumer Reports magazine’s automotive testing. The Model S, which starts at $62,400 […]

05/09/2013

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