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Chevy Volt tops most-loved car survey again

Chevy Volt

General Motors' Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car topped Consumer Reports' annual owner-satisfaction survey for the second straight year. Ninety-two percent of Volt owners surveyed said they would definitely buy the Volt again.

 

Consumer Reports names best products of the year

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports put a dizzying array of products through a battery of grueling tests and  culled from that their 475 Best Products of the Year... These are the best of the best. From large to small appliances, from electronics to wine, whether you're gearing up for Turkey Day or getting a jump on holiday shopping, don't enter the shopping aisles without it.

 

Health roundup: Arsenic in rice raises concerns

Rice

Consumer Reports is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to set standards for how much arsenic can be allowed in rice after finding the potential toxin in almost every rice product it tested. FDA is running its own tests and says it would be premature to set standards or to urge consumers to change their eating habits. Rice producers say there's no documented evidence of health harm from arsenic in rice grown in the United States.

 

A not-so-jolly forecast for holiday shopping

It looks like we’re headed into another not-so-jolly holiday shopping season. According to the latest Consumer Reports Holiday Shopping Poll out today, only a third of those surveyed expect to be happier this holiday season than last.

 

63 percent under 30 admit driving while on phone

63 percent under 30 admit driving while on phone

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Consumer Reports magazine have released a poll that illustrates how widespread distracted driving is among young people and a plan to help fight it....

 

Consumer Reports: AT&T 'Worst-Rated' U.S. Carrier

Consumer Reports: AT&T 'Worst-Rated' U.S. Carrier

Consumer Reports, the influential product review publication, says AT&T remains the country's worst-rated cellular provider, a blow to the carrier's effort to rehabilitate its network and reputation.

 

Toyota, Honda lead quality rankings but GM gains

Toyota, Honda lead quality rankings but GM gains

The most problem-free cars and trucks are made by Honda and Toyota, but Ford is closing in fast and General Motors is making big quality improvements, according to Consumer Reports magazine's 2010 reliability rankings.

 

Consumer Reports Still Won't Back New iPhone

Phone calls might drop, but not complaints about problems with iPhone reception. Apple announced Friday that the company will discontinue its free case program at the end of September, a program that addressed reception issues with the new iPhone 4. Yet those reception issues haven't been fixed, Consumer Reports
argued Monday, and the consumer-watchdog group still can't recommend the new phone
.

 

Consumer Reports Won't Recommend iPhone 4

Consumer Reports magazine said it can't recommend the iPhone 4 to shoppers because of persistent reception issues caused by touching the Apple phone, and raised questions about Apple's explanation for the glitch.

 

Social Network Users Are 'Oversharing,' Endangering Privacy: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports, a longtime trusted name in product ratings and reviews, has today released their annual "State of the Net" report, whose findings suggest that over half (52%) of social network users post risky information online. Among the transgressions: using weak passwords, listing full birth dates, ignoring privacy settings and making mention of when you're away from home, to name a few.

 

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