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Mar 19, 2015, 06:00 ET

Consumer Reports Examines Pesticide Use On Produce To Help Consumers Reduce Exposure

Fresh produce is an important part of a healthy diet.  A new study by Consumer Reports looks at the risks of pesticide residues for 48 fruits...

Mar 18, 2015, 08:00 ET

NCRA Announces Alliance To Report Rental Payments

The National Consumer Reporting Association (NCRA), a national trade organization of consumer reporting agencies and associated professionals that...

Feb 25, 2015, 10:34 ET
Consumer Reports Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors

Consumer Reports Appoints Two New Members To Board Of Directors

Consumer Reports, the largest and most trusted consumer organization in the world, has named two new members to its Board of Directors. R. Anthony...

Nov 26, 2014, 10:10 ET

Consumer Reports Holiday Poll: Black Friday Shopping May Be Losing Its Charm

 The thrill of shopping on the Black Friday weekend may have lost its' luster, more than half of Americans say they won't be shopping at all,...

Nov 25, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumer Reports Launches First-Ever Interactive Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, Consumer Reports is taking consumers behind the doors of its testing labs as part of its first-ever interactive video...

Nov 14, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumer Reports' Health Insurance Tool Helps Consumers Navigate Open Enrollment

With the open enrollment period for health coverage beginning on Saturday, November 15, Consumer Reports has a web-based tool at...

Oct 27, 2014, 12:45 ET
Predicted Reliability: 2015 Models

Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey Finds Infotainment Systems are a Growing First-Year Reliability Plague

 Multi-function, cross-linked infotainment systems and the associated in-car electronics are a growing reliability plague for many brands,...

Sep 25, 2014, 12:31 ET
Consumer Reports Magazine Gets A Makeover (PRNewsFoto/Consumer Reports)

Consumer Reports Magazine Gets A Makeover

 Consumer Reports, the largest and most trusted consumer organization in the world, has announced major changes to its flagship print product,...

Sep 25, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumer Reports Survey Finds The American Consumer Is Back And Ready To Spend

The Great Recession of 2007 caused the once-prolific American shopper to go into a prolonged scrimp mode.  Now, some seven years later –...

Aug 28, 2014, 09:39 ET

Consumer Reports: Campus Banking Account Fees Can Add Up And Are Not Always Clearly Disclosed; Schools May Not Get The Best Deal For Students

 Just as millions of students return to college, a new Consumer Reports investigation of campus banking products found that fees can vary...

Jul 31, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumer Reports advierte contra los riesgos de los analgésicos recetados y de venta libre

Algunos medicamentos para aliviar el dolor pueden ser tan adictivos como la heroína y están plagados de efectos secundarios mortales. En...

Jul 15, 2014, 06:00 ET
Marta Tellado Named President & CEO of Consumer Reports (PRNewsFoto/Consumer Reports)

Marta Tellado Named President & CEO of Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports, the largest and most trusted consumer organization in the world, today introduced Marta Lourdes Tellado as its next President and...

Jul 02, 2014, 06:00 ET

Las hamburguesas de McDonald's son nombradas las peores en los Estados Unidos en nueva encuesta sobre comida rápida de Consumer Reports

Las hamburguesas que le hicieron famoso a McDonald's han sido nombradas las peores entre todas las principales cadenas en los Estados Unidos por...

Jun 25, 2014, 06:00 ET

Encuesta de Consumer Reports: 94% de los viajeros llevan dispositivos a sus vacaciones

Nueva guía "Gadgets to Go" de CR incluye los mejores dispositivos móviles, apps e ideas para vacacionar No importa a dónde...

Jun 25, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumer Reports' Survey: 94 Percent Of Travelers Bring Gadgets On Vacation

No matter where Americans travel this summer, their gadgets will be in tow. According to a national Consumer Reports survey, 94 percent of adult...

Jun 16, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumer Reports Survey: Majority Of Americans Look For 'Natural' Label When Shopping, Believe It Carries Benefits Despite The Contrary

 According to a new national survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center released today, 59 percent of consumers check to see if...

Jun 12, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumer Reports' Tests Find Portable Air Conditioners Struggle To Get The Job Done

Portable air conditioners are intended to be an alternative for homes that cannot accommodate standard window units. However, results from Consumer...

Jun 03, 2014, 06:00 ET

Consumer Reports' Guide To Building A Social Kitchen Designed To Last On Any Budget

Today's kitchens are built for entertaining, digital networks and cooking, but creating one that meets all of these needs can be a challenge....

May 29, 2014, 06:00 ET

Encuesta de Consumer Reports: el 62 por ciento de los consumidores en línea no hacen nada para proteger su privacidad en Internet

A pesar de una epidemia de infracciones de la seguridad de los datos y amenazas cibernéticas graves, un alarmante 62 por ciento de los...

May 29, 2014, 06:00 ET

Honda Accord Hybrid Delivers Class-Leading Fuel Economy, But Falls Well Short Of EPA's 47 MPG Estimate

 Consumer Reports fuel economy tests found the Honda Accord Hybrid delivered impressive overall fuel-economy, tying the smaller Honda Civic...