Consumer Reports

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Tech Issues Hurt Auto Reliability Scores

Lexus finishes tops in Consumer Reports reliability study, followed closely by Toyota. Buick is top domestic brand.

10/29/2014

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Consumer Reports Names Tesla Model S Its Top Pick

The Tesla Model S electric sedan is Consumer Reports’ top pick in this year’s automotive rankings.

02/28/2014

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Shock Study: Some Soft Drinks Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical

The issue is with the caramel coloring in many soft drinks. It is what gives them their brown color. Some contain a possible human carcinogen.

01/23/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: Take The Proper Precautions When Preparing Chicken

For years Americans have been told to eat less red meat and more chicken because it is lower in saturated fat and cholesterol. However, chicken is also higher in bacterial contamination, according to Consumer Reports.

12/19/2013

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Rep. Maloney Calls For Crackdown On Excessive Overdraft Fees

Some elected officials and consumer advocates want to put banks in check when it comes to excessive overdraft fees.

06/15/2013

Veggie Grilling Tips

The 5 Best Grills For Memorial Day Barbecues & Summer Cookouts

Your cookout is only as good as your grill — so we reached out to the folks at Shop Smart magazine to show us the best grills and gadgets, according to Consumer Reports. Mandy Walker, deputy editor of Shop Smart, joined us to talk about her favorites.

05/24/2013

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Report: Some Dietary Supplements Make Illegal Health Claims

Inspectors for the Department of Health and Human Services analyzed a sample of products, looking specifically at supplements for immune support or weight loss.

10/03/2012

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New Survey Has Encouraging News About Teens And Distracted Driving

Consumer Reports surveyed 20,000 drivers under 21-years old and 29 percent admitted to driving and texting, but they said they’re less likely to do it if someone else is in the car.

05/08/2012

The Fisker Karma at the 2012 New York International Auto Show (credit: Rob Hawley / WCBS 880)

WCBS 880 Presents ‘Living Green’ Episode 5: Driving Green

“We don’t have to give up the things that made us fall in with cars in the first place in order to be environmentally responsible,” Russell Datz of Fisker Automotive told WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot.

04/27/2012

A woman stands in a supermarket aisle June 11, 2009 in New York City. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Consumer Reports Readers Rate Wegmans The Best Supermarket In The Nation

According to the survey, a third of all shoppers across the nation changed supermarkets in the past year for a number of reasons including price, poor selection, long lines and rudeness.

04/03/2012

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New Yorkers Question Consumer Reports Top Bagel Picks

The magazine favors Lender’s Original bagels sold from supermarket freezers, and also rated those sold at Costco and Dunkin Donuts as ”very good.”

03/21/2012

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Jacobi Medical Center In The Bronx Named Worst Hospital In The Country

According to Consumer Reports, 30 of the over 50 lowest-rated hospitals in the country are in the New York City metropolitan area.

03/02/2012

Shoppers walk down busy shopping street of Broadway on December 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Time Is Running Out As Last-Minute Shoppers Hit The Stores

Today is the last shopping day before Christmas and for many, a day of panicked purchasing is about to start.

12/24/2011

Snow blowers at Argento and Sons - White Plains, NY - Dec 2, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

NYC Area Power Equipment Dealers: Bring On Epic Winter Weather

When the nor’easter struck in October, three seasons seemed to collide over Anthony Abbondola’s service bay at Argento and Sons in White Plains.

12/07/2011

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Shoppers Hitting The Stores For Pre-Black Friday Deals

Thanksgiving Day is no longer reserved for just family and turkey. Shoppers are on the prowl looking for deep discounts and an opportunity to avoid the Black Friday crowds before they head back home for dinner.

11/24/2011

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