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Dec 16, 2014, 11:17 ET Consumers Union Cautions State Regulators to Monitor Oil Markets for Possible Price Manipulation

Consumers Union (CU) is cautioning state regulators to keep a close eye on oil markets in the new year. CU, the policy arm of Consumer Reports,...


Nov 12, 2014, 06:00 ET Consumer Reports califica a las mejores y peores tarjetas prepagadas

Las tarjetas prepagadas son una opción de pago cada vez más popular, pero puede ser difícil para los consumidores determinar cuáles son más...


Nov 12, 2014, 06:00 ET Consumer Reports Rates Best & Worst Prepaid Cards

Prepaid cards have become an increasingly popular payment option but it can be challenging for consumers to determine which cards are the most...


Aug 25, 2014, 03:35 ET 65 Groups Urge the FCC to Reject the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Sixty-five organizations representing consumers, content producers, and social justice and democracy-reform advocates called on the Federal...


Jun 19, 2014, 09:22 ET Majority of Consumers Oppose the Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger

Most Americans are opposed to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new public opinion poll by the Consumer...


May 18, 2014, 07:24 ET Consumers Union on AT&T-DirecTV deal

Telecommunications giant AT&T announced a deal to buy the nation's largest satellite TV company DirecTV today in an agreement reportedly valued at...


Apr 08, 2014, 11:33 ET Comcast - Time Warner Cable Merger is a Bad Deal for Consumers, says Consumers Union

Consumers stand to lose out if Comcast and Time Warner Cable are allowed to merge, according to Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of...


Mar 25, 2014, 09:33 ET Comcast and Time Warner Cable Score Low on Latest Consumer Reports Customer Satisfaction Survey

Comcast and Time Warner Cable earned low customer satisfaction scores in the latest Consumer Reports National Research Center's survey of consumers...


Mar 14, 2014, 06:00 ET Consumers Union se suma al llamado internacional para proteger mejor a los millones de usuarios de teléfonos celulares

Consumers Union, la división de política y defensa de Consumer Reports, se une a los grupos promotores de los derechos del consumidor en todo el...


Mar 11, 2014, 09:47 ET Consumers Union Takes Push for Hip and Knee Implant Warranties To Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference in New Orleans

Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, is taking its campaign to convince medical device companies to provide...


Mar 07, 2014, 07:00 ET Key Vote in Albany Tomorrow on Genetically Engineered Food Labels

Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, headquartered in Yonkers, today called on Assemblyman David Buchwald of White Plains and Mt...


Feb 13, 2014, 03:09 ET Consumers Union Opposes Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger, Citing Serious Concerns About Pricing and Service

Comcast has proposed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, a mega-merger that would combine the two largest cable providers in the United States....


Feb 11, 2014, 03:37 ET Consumers Union Praises Chick-fil-A For Pledging To Sell Only "No-Antibiotics" Chicken

Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, praised Chick-fil-A today for its announcement that within five years it will...


Jan 23, 2014, 08:21 ET Las pruebas realizadas por Consumer Reports muestran que los consumidores han sido expuestos innecesariamente a un riesgo potencial de cáncer en muchos refrescos

En análisis recientes realizados por Consumer Reports con sodas y otros refrescos se encontraron niveles variables de 4-metilimidazol (4-MEI), un...


Dec 03, 2013, 09:32 ET CFPB Issues Rule to Supervise Largest Nonbank Student Loan Servicers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) adopted a final rule today defining the nonbank student loan servicers it will now supervise. The...


Nov 19, 2013, 06:11 ET Johnson & Johnson Settlement Resolves Metal Hip Lawsuits But Weak Oversight Of Medical Device Industry Leaves Hundreds of Thousands of Patients Vulnerable

Johnson & Johnson announced today that it has reached a multi-billion dollar settlement for victims of the company's flawed all metal hip implant....


Nov 13, 2013, 09:19 ET Consumers Union Renews Call For Student Loan Reforms As Congress Takes Up Reauthorization of Higher Education Act

Consumers Union, the policy division of Consumer Reports, called on Congress today to adopt a number of reforms urgently needed to restore fairness...


Oct 29, 2013, 01:36 ET Consumers Union To Hold "Ending Medical Harm" Conference at Columbia University On November 6th

Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, will mark the tenth anniversary of its Safe Patient Project at the upcoming...


Oct 24, 2013, 12:47 ET Nuevas protecciones para los consumidores que envían dinero al extranjero, comenzando el 28 de octubre

Comenzando el 28 de octubre, los consumidores obtendrán nuevas protecciones cuando usen servicios de transferencia internacional de dinero o...


Sep 17, 2013, 04:06 ET Joint Statement of Consumers Union, Food & Water Watch, Beyond Pesticides and Center for Food Safety

In a move decried by consumer and environmental groups as severely weakening the meaning of the organic label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...


Sep 16, 2013, 01:54 ET CDC Report Shows Growing Threat Posed By Antibiotic Resistance

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to public health that is ...


Sep 10, 2013, 09:00 ET Consumers Union Calls On Medical Device Makers to Provide Warranties for Hip & Knee Implants

Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, is calling on the top manufacturers of hip and knee implants to provide warranties that would...


Jul 30, 2013, 06:00 ET Consumer Reports Rates Prepaid Cards For Value, Convenience, Safety & Disclosure of Fees

For the first time ever, Consumer Reports has ranked the best and worst prepaid cards based on value, convenience, safety, and how well fees are...


Jul 25, 2013, 09:59 ET Consumer Reports Poll: Trader Joe's Doesn't Live Up To Its Customers' Expectations On Antibiotics and Meat

A new poll by the Consumer Reports National Research Center shows that 69 percent of shoppers who bought meat at Trader Joe's think the grocer should ...


Jun 11, 2013, 12:09 ET CFPB Report Highlights Need for Stronger Checking Account Overdraft Reforms

A report issued today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau underscores the need for new reforms to protect consumers from unfair checking...