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Consumer Reports study on automobile in-dash technology

In its latest report, Consumer Reports finds the best designs offer an unprecedented level of versatility and convenience, but the organization warns that some of these advanced systems can be complicated and distracting to use.


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Consumer Reports gives the lowdown on HDTVs

Consumer Reports senior editor Jim Wilcox deconstructs the mystery of all the HDTV choices in this report with Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee. Click here to listen.


Which retailers made Consumer Reports' 'Naughty & Nice' list?

Consumer Reports released its annual “Naughty & Nice” list to highlight company policies and practices that deserve cheers or jeers. The company emphasizes that the list is about a specific policy or practice — not […]


Toyota on top in latest Consumer Reports survey (audio)

DETROIT (AP) – Japanese brands are the top performers in Consumer Reports’ annual rankings of vehicle reliability. The magazine says Toyota Motor Co.’s Scion, Lexus and Toyota brands took the top three spots. Mazda, Subaru […]


The energy drink caffeine scandal (audio)

Some energy drinks have more caffeine than listed, Consumer Reports finds. In response to an FDA report investigating a link between a popular energy drink and five recent deaths, Consumer Reports launched its own investigation, […]


Best products of 2012 (video)

Don’t know which washing machine or television to buy? Mandy Walker of Consumer Reports shares the magazine’s top picks for the best appliances, electronics, and food products of the year so you can shop with […]


Consumer Reports not keen on My Ford Touch (audio)

Do you drive a car that has the MyFord Touch control system? Eric Everetts is the senior associate auto editor at Consumer Reports and he tells KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee why the MyFord […]


Don't get fleeced by your health insurance

What do you need to know about choosing a doctor or hospital as it relates to your health insurance? If you don’t want to get ripped off, listen to this report with Nancy Metcalf, Senior […]


Sunscreen news from Consumer Reports

Have you ever gone to the store to get sunscreen and been overwhelmed with how many choices there are? How do you know what number to get or if you need the one that says UVB or UVA? Nicole […]


Distinguishing between allergies and sinusitis

Coughs, sneezing, sniffles — it’s that time of the year. But how do you know whether you’re suffering from allergies  or  sinusitis? Joel Keen Sr Editor for Health at Consumer Reports explains to KFWB’s Maggie […]


Untested medical implants are commonly used

Many medical implants, like surgical mesh and metal on metal hips, have never been tested for safety –leaving patients at risk. In fact, last year a panel from the prestigious Institute of Medicine said the […]