Topic: Yonkers NY
Appliances that are most likely to start a fire; Plus, ways consumers can protect themselves
Yonkers, NY – An alarming number of appliance fires are caused by the units themselves as opposed to human error.
The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, identifies six appliances that cause the most fires and tips on how to minimize the risk. «Read the rest of this article»
Truly free financial products and services; Plus, not-so-hot giveaways
Yonkers, NY – There are free financial products and services to be had, but consumers may have to shell out money to get some of them.
The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features an up-close look at five truly free financial products and services including checking accounts and tax filing. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville’s Gateway Medical Center ranks average in Consumer Reports new ratings for U.S. Hospitals for Scheduled Surgeries
Ratings Analyze Length of Hospital Stays and Mortality Rates; Includes Ratings for Five Common Surgery Types
Yonkers, NY – For the first time, Consumer Reports has rated U.S. hospitals on how patients fare during and after surgery.
In Tennessee, 38 Hospitals were evaluated. Only the Center for Spinal Surgery and Saint Thomas Hospital, both in Nashville, TN, got a top rating. Seven Tennessee Hospitals were ranked at the bottom which included The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville TN, and Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN, to name a couple. Thirty Tennessee Hospitals were ranked average including Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, TN. «Read the rest of this article»
Calphalon Blender Blade Breaks In Consumer Reports’ Tests; Metal Piece Could Be Accidentally Ingested
Yonkers, NY – When Consumer Reports ran its durability tests on the Calphalon XL 9-speed 1832449 blender, it found that knife-sharp fragments broke off from the same place on the blade assembly on three separate units.
Plus, where to Save the Most Money on School Supplies
Yonkers, NY – The new school year is more than a month away, but back-to-school sales are already in full swing. To get real steals on school and office supplies, shoppers should hit stores during the first days of August.
The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features five easy tricks for saving on educational essentials.
Mobile tools to get shoppers organized and find deals at the grocery store
Yonkers, NY – Bad shopping habits can be tough to break – just ask the 63 percent of Americans in ShopSmart’s new national grocery shopping survey who admitted to buying things they don’t need because of a coupon or a sale.
The September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, highlights new mobile tools that can get supermarket shoppers organized while saving them time and money at the store. «Read the rest of this article»
10 ppb Action Level for Arsenic Important First Step
Yonkers, NY – “We are pleased to see the Food and Drug Administration taking this action,” says Dr. Urvashi Rangan, Director of Consumer Safety and Sustainability at Consumer Reports. ” Proposing a10 ppb guidance for apple juice—the same level set for water—is a reasonable first step in protecting consumers from unnecessary exposure to arsenic.”
“It also offers an important enforcement and accountability tool for regulators and a key benchmark for apple juice manufacturers,” said Rangan. «Read the rest of this article»
But, more than one-third of Americans refused to bargain for better deals on products and services; Plus, six savvy haggling tips
Yonkers, NY – Consumers who don’t haggle are leaving money on the table. A new nationally representative survey of 2,000 Americans by Consumer Reports found that just 48 percent of shoppers tried bargaining for a better deal on everyday goods and services during the past three years, down from 61 percent in 2007.
And most of those who bothered to negotiate received a discount at least once during that period. «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Reports Index shows Financial Troubles Jump and Sentiment Stumbles for Upper-Income Households
Retail activity remains at weakest point since April 2009
Yonkers, NY – The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, showed that more upper income Americans reported they are facing significantly more financial troubles than last month.
The Consumer Reports Index’s trouble tracker measure climbed to 39.2 from 34.0 a month earlier—an increase that was entirely fueled by an epic 23.3-point jump among those households earning $100,000 or more. «Read the rest of this article»
Not all products lived up to their claims; plus, three things to keep in mind when buying
Yonkers, NY – When facing common colds and allergies, tissues that provide comfort are best.
In Consumer Reports’ new tests of facial tissues, Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong and Kleenex Lotion Aloe & E topped the Ratings of 18 products for overall performance. «Read the rest of this article»
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