Tag: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports finds Scion iQ not such a wise choice

Consumer Reports tests of the tiny Scion iQ found it to be slow, uncomfortable and noisy, among other drawbacks. With a road test score of 29, it joins the ranks of the lowest-scoring cars Consumer Reports has tested in recent years. At only 10 feet lo…

Consumer Reports: Seven steps to tackle student debt

There are more than 36 million people saddled with federal student debt, but the depressed job market makes repaying education loans harder than it has been in decades. Consumer Reports has identified seven steps borrowers can take to help them get a h…

ShopSmart’s five debit card don’ts

Using a debit card may seem like the best choice when you don’t want to use cash or a credit card to make a purchase. However, the latest issue of ShopSmart identifies five scenarios that can put consumers at risk when using their debit cards. The Ap…

Consumer Reports taste tests the best cups of joe

Consumer Reports brewed over 1,000 cups of coffee to deem two new champs among Colombian varietals in the latest issue available on newsstands today. Gloria Jean’s Colombian Supremo Medium Roast and Newman’s Own Organics Colombian Especial Medium R…

Consumer Reports finds six ways to save on your pet

Despite the economic downturn, Americans have not cut back on spending on Fluffy and Fido. According to a survey from the Consumer Reports National Research Center, during the darkest days of the recession in 2009 and 2010, only 16 percent of Americans…