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An important message from Consumer Reportsconsumeristlogopetedirenzo

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:18:07 +0000

This is our last post on We’re deeply proud of all the work we’ve done on behalf of consumers, from exposing shady practices by secretive cable companies to pushing for action against dodgy payday lenders. We’ve had a tremendous run as a standalone site. Now you’ll be able to get the same great coverage of consumer issues as part …

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How Much Black Licorice Does It Take To Overdose?black_licoricekcoxconsumer

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:15:47 +0000

The trinity of divisive Halloween candies is made up of candy corn, marshmallow peanuts, and of course black licorice — perhaps the treat most likely to elicit either only joy or rage when it’s put into one’s candy sack. But there’s one thing that even those who stand firmly on the “love” side of this unbridgeable, anise-flavored chasm should know: …

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United Plane Makes Emergency Landing Due To Smoke In The Galleybaconcheeseburgermarybethquirkconsumerist

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:13:12 +0000

Smoke in the cabin of a passenger airplane is a scary prospect. That’s why a plane heading from Munich, Germany to Washington Dulles International Airport made an emergency landing at Boston’s Logan Airport instead: There was smoke pouring from the plane’s galley… which may or may not have actually been caused by a fire. The plane was diverted to land …

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Tesla Ends $1,000 Referral Credit Programteslabadgeashleekielerconsumerist

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:53:28 +0000

Sure, saving $1,000 on a car that may cost you far in excess of $70,000 might seem like a minor victory, but it’s still better than nothing. But now that Tesla is becoming more of a household name and hoping to reach a more mass-market car-buying audience, it’s getting rid of even this relatively small savings program. Tesla recently announced…

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The Beer & Booze Company Behind Corona, Svedka & Mondavi Is Now Investing In Marijuanamarijuanabudsmarybethquirkconsumerist

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:32:27 +0000

Instead of shrinking in fear from the rising green tide of legal marijuana, the parent company behind booze brands like Corona, Svedka, and Robert Mondavi is jumping right in with a big investment in the legal marijuana business. Constellation Brands Inc. is shelling out $191 million for a 9.9% stake in Canopy Growth Corp, a Canadian company — known as …

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Maryland To Try Sending Recall Notices With Car Registration RenewalsMVAconsumerlaura

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:59:13 +0000

Your state’s department of motor vehicles already knows what make and model of car you own, and sends you registration documents every few years that you have to open. Safety advocates have suggested including information about important vehicle recalls in vehicle registrations to make sure more people know about recalls and comply. In an experimental program, Maryland will start sending …

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Everything You Need To Know To Get Started With Obamacare Open Enrollmentobamacareenrollmentcenterkcoxconsumer

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:30:45 +0000

Despite repeated Congressional and Executive branch efforts, the full Affordable Care Act is still in place. That means insurance-shopping season is nearly upon us: Open Enrollment begins Nov. 1 (and ends Dec. 15). But there’s less money being spent on advertising and outreach this year, which means even the basics can be hard to get solid information about. …

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5 Things Experts Say You Should Know About Obamacare Open Enrollmentspeeding_ambulancekcoxconsumer

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:30:30 +0000

If anything is true of 2017, it is this: Confusion reigns. And nowhere do we see that more than in healthcare, where failed repeal attempts, executive orders, sudden, out-of-the-blue policy changes, and general unpredictable chaos have dominated the news. But the fact remains that Americans still need access to medical care, and for those who don’t have …

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