Consumer Reports

CONSUMER REPORTS INVESTIGATES SCAMS THAT CAN COST SENIORS THEIR LIFE-SAVINGS

New report features first-hand victim accounts that resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars; Steps seniors and their loved ones can take to prevent financial fraud. YONKERS, NY—Each year, seniors and their families lose billions of dollars to con artists. A new investigation by Consumer Reports, the world’s largest and most trusted nonprofit consumer organization, takes an in-depth look …

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Safest and the most lethal late-model cars

IIHS death watch is good news for SUVs—mostly What would you suppose was the safer car, a Mini Cooper or a Chevrolet Suburban? Turns out it’s the Cooper. That’s one of the more surprising findings in a new Driver Death Rate report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This IIHS study calculated driver death rates specifically for 2011 models, using government crash-fatality data for …

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