Tagged: consumer reports

Public Shaming Likely But GOP Wary of New Laws After Equifax

by Associated Press 9/22/2017 9:58 am

Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.

Arsenic Suit Seeks To Pit Arkansas Chicken and Rice Sectors Against Each Another

by Jan Cottingham 11/19/2012 12:00 am

A lawsuit seeks to pit Arkansas’ iconic rice industry against its iconic chicken industry, freighting what had been a happy pairing in Arkansas agriculture with the fear of “devastating” financial losses.

Haggling While Shopping Might Get You a Discount

by Karen Martin 6/4/2012 8:57 am

These negotiating tips from the May issue of All You magazine may help you get a reduced price on your next shopping expedition.

Consumer Reports Provides Ratings and Guidance on Shopping for Vacuums

by Karen Martin 2/14/2012 5:07 am

The March issue of Consumer Reports includes ratings of top-performing vacuums. When shopping for vacuums, the magazine advises consumers to choose the type that will work best for their needs -- uprights do better overall on carpets while canisters are easier to maneuver, especially on stairs.

How to Choose the Best Energy-Saving Bulbs to Light Your World

by Karen Martin 9/1/2011 6:40 am

If you've been unhappy with the energy-efficient light bulbs you've purchased in the past, maybe it's because you don't know what to look for when shopping for them. Here are some tips from Consumer Reports to make purchasing the right bulbs for you easier.

Don't Spend Too Much On A New Car

by Karen Martin 5/26/2011 6:08 am

Going car shopping over the coming long weekend? It's way too easy to spend more than you should on dealer extras and accessories. Here are some tips from Consumer Reports on ways to keep the price tag where you want it to be.

How to Buy Women's Shoes That Fit

by Karen Martin 3/28/2011 6:45 am

How many times have you fallen in love with a pair of shoes, then ignored warning signs that they don't fit all that well and bought them, only to regret it and toss them in the back of the closet? Here's how to stop that from happening by making sure shoes fit before you leave the store,.

How Store Brands Measure Up Against National Brands

by Karen Martin 9/12/2010 6:59 am

Store brand products can compete with their name-brand counterparts and save shoppers more than $1,000 a year on grocery bills, according to a study from Consumer Reports.

Keep That New Swimsuit Looking Great

by Karen Martin 6/15/2010 4:20 am

All that shopping paid off -- you found a swimsuit you love. Follow a few suggestions to keep it looking new.

Stay Cool with Room Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers

by Karen Martin 6/1/2010 1:27 pm

Efficient room air conditioners and dehumidifiers can keep your home comfortable. Consumer Reports shares its top picks.

Things to Know When Shopping For Gas Grills

by Karen Martin 5/17/2010 5:22 am

Buying a gas grill at our house usually means snatching up a $79 loss leader at a big-box store. Then we have to do it again within a year because the grill wasn't meant to last. It doesn't have to be that way. Check out Consumer Reports' recommendations on how to buy the right grill for you.