Putting Toy Tablets to the Test

Children want to receive a fun and educational tablet designed just for them, and toy tablets are shaping up to be a hot gift for the upcoming holidays. 14% of people have the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet on their shopping lists this year states the results of a recent poll by Consumer Reports. Other […]

Consumer Reports Shows That Consumers Expect To Spend Less This Holiday Season

About 200 million consumers will engage in gift shopping this holiday season, according to the new Holiday Shopping Poll from Consumer Reports. Optimism for happiness this holiday season is at 33%, which is slightly lower than the 40% reporting expectations of happiness last year. This lowered level of optimism will affect their spending on travel […]

Fast Food Restaurants Survey Results Revealed by Consumer Reports

A recent survey by Consumer Reports reveals that McDonald’s  slogan, “Lovin It” doesn’t ring true with customers. The survey asked over 35,000 subscribers who made close to 100,000 visits to over 53 different fast food chains exactly what they thought of the food and service that they were receiving. The results speak for themselves. Consumers […]

Apple iPad 2 Top Rated Computer Tablet

The computer tablet market over the last year has been the exclusive territory of the Apple iPad as no other tablets offered similar capabilities or features. As 2011 passes by the competition is finally starting to mount in the tablet market. Despite the release of many promising tablets in the past few months, Consumer Reports […]

Tuna Mercury Levels May be Cause for Concern

New testing of mercury levels in canned and pouch tuna, completed by Consumer Reports on 42 samples from the New York City area, show that mercury levels are significantly high enough to cause health problems. White, or albacore tuna, also proved to regularly have more mercury in it than light tuna varieties. Recommendations from the […]

AT&T Worst-Rated Cell-Phone Service Carrier

According to a report just released by Consumer Reports the cell phone carrier AT&T has the worst rating of any service carrier in America. The company with the best rating is a regional carrier, U.S. Cellular. They only provide 26 states with cell phone service but managed to edge out Verizon Wireless for the top […]

Debit Card Overdraft Programs in Effect, Opt-In Rate Only 22 Percent

Two months ago, new federal regulations went into effect demanding that banking institutions get permission directly from their customers before enrolling them in expensive debit card overdraft protection programs.  But on Tuesday, the Consumer Reports National Research Center reported that a recent poll revealed that only 22 percent of Americans have opted in for overdraft […]

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