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Consumer Reports rates Honda and Toro Top for Lawn Mowers


Results of lawn mower, tractor, string trimmer, & leaf blower testing part of comprehensive guide to getting the best lawn ever—Plus, five ways to slice lawn-care bills

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In Consumer Reports’ tests of nearly 40 lawn mowers, models from Honda and Toro led the pack for getting most lawns back into shape after a brutal winter.

The full report on lawn mowers and lawn care, which also includes Ratings of tractors and riders, string trimmers, and the best leaf blowers—plus ways to save money on lawn care, and more—is featured in the May 2014 issue of Consumer Reports and at «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports lists Best Used Cars and Ones to Avoid


Used Car Standouts from the 2004 through 2013 Model Years

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – With prices at historic highs – even for models with high mileage and seemingly excessive wear – and with so many vehicles from which to choose, shopping for a used car can be a challenge.  To help Americans choose the best used car for their money, Consumer Reports compiled a Best & Worst Used Cars list for model years 2004 through 2013.

The full report is available in Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Issue, which is on newsstands now, and at the 2014 Autos Spotlight page on «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports 2014 Car Brand Report Cards has Acura & Audi joining Lexus at the Head of the Class


Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY — Luxury brands rule the roost this year as Acura and Audi moved up a few spots to join Lexus with the top three highest scores in Consumer Reports’ annual car brand report cards.

A perennial top scorer, Lexus earned the highest marks (79) for the second straight year. Consumer Reports’ analysis finds the bulk of its models are usually quiet, comfortable, and fuel-efficient. Lexus was the only brand to achieve an excellent average overall reliability score. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports’ 2014 Top Picks List has Ram 1500 and Tesla Model S among New Winners


Ram 1500 pickup first Chrysler model to make list in 16 years

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In its annual Top Picks list, Consumer Reports has crowned four new vehicles—the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ram 1500, Subaru Forester, and Tesla Model S—with the top honor in each of their respective categories.

For the first time in 16 years, a Chrysler earned a spot on the list with the Ram 1500 nabbing best Pickup Truck, a category that had taken a hiatus in 2013 because Consumer Reports had not yet tested two newly-released vehicles in that segment, the extensively updated Ram 1500 and the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra. The last Chrysler vehicle to earn Consumer Reports’ Top Pick honors was the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

2014 Ram 1500

2014 Ram 1500

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ShopSmart lists Money-Saving Fixes to Make Makeup Last Longer


Experts dish out tips and advice on how to get the most from makeup favorites

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – There’s no reason to send a broken lipstick or cracked eye shadow into the garbage.

To help prolong the life of pricey beauty products and repair those that have broken, ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, pulled together expert tips and advice on how to keep cosmetics, hair tools and makeup applicators from meeting an untimely end. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart releases Best Boxed Chocolates list


Valentine’s Day sweets worth the splurge

ShopSmart MagazineYonkers, NY – When it comes to chocolate, the good stuff doesn’t come cheap.  The March 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features its annual list of the best boxed chocolates based on results from its in-house expert taste-tests.

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Consumer Reports Cell-Phone Service Ratings shows Sprint at the Bottom


Smaller Providers of No-contract and Prepaid Service Continue to Rate High; Seven Ways to cut Phone Costs

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Sprint is now the lowest-Rated carrier in Consumer Reports’ latest annual cell-phone service Ratings, based on a survey of 58,399 subscribers by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

While it trailed only Verizon in overall customer satisfaction among the major carriers in last year’s ratings, Sprint received dismal marks this year for value, voice, text and 4G reliability. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Poll Finds Over One Third of Consumers More Confused on Health Law Since Start of Open Enrollment


Consumer Reports Cuts Through Opinions to Provide Consumers with the Unbiased Facts They Need to Make Decisions About Their Health Insurance Needs for 2014

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – One month after the start of open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act,  a new survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center shows that many American consumers now feel more confused about the law, the insurance marketplaces and how the ACA will impact them.

The nationally representative survey asked consumers whether they felt better or less informed about the law over the last month. Participants were also asked to identify whether statements describing elements of the law were true or false. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports: Affordable Led Bulbs That Shine above Brightness Claims in Tests


As incandescent bulbs are phased out, more LEDs come to market with reduced prices and more choices

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The incandescent bulb’s days are numbered; by January 1st, 2014, most will have been phased out. And a typical 60-watt bulb costs more than three times as much per year to run as a similar LED blub.

The preliminary findings of Consumer Reports latest tests show that the newest and least expensive LEDs are shining bright. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports Names Toyota Prius Best New-Car Value for Second Year in A Row


Nissan Armada ranked lowest overall in CR’s annual Best- & Worst-Value Ranking

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports finds the Toyota Prius to be the best overall value for the automotive dollar and the Nissan Armada the worst in its annual Best New-Car Value analysis.

This is the second straight year that the Prius has topped CR’s best-value list, which highlights the cars that give you the most bang for your buck. The popular hybrid has the right combination of performance, reliability and low estimated five-year ownership costs of 47 cents per mile. «Read the rest of this article»

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