Aug. 13, 2014—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today unveiled the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, which is the four-door sibling to the automaker’s Challenger SRT Hellcat two-door sports car that was introduced in July 2014.
Aug. 8, 2014—National Highway Traffic Safety Administration charged that the automaker knew in 2012 that brake fluids that were used in the affected vehicles weren’t sufficient to prevent corrosion in key components of the vehicle’s brake system.
Aug. 12, 2014—The first dryers that use heat-pump technology are designed to save a lot of money on your energy bill, but we found that the high price of such dryers means that you’ll have to use it for as long as 19 years to realize any long-term financial savings.
Aug. 14, 2014—A mortgage company and its affiliate that lured consumers by advertising interest rates that were misleading agreed to pay a $19.3 million penalty to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Aug. 21, 2014—Food and Drug Administration says eliglustat, which is a hard gelatin capsule that’s marketed as Cerdelga by manufacturer Genzyme, slows the production of fatty materials that collect in the bone marrow, liver and spleen of Gaucher disease patients.
Aug. 20, 2014—Kraft Foods and McDonald’s say they will collaborate to distribute McCafé brand coffee, but they didn’t specify which stores will sell the packaged coffee or on what date the sales will begin.
Aug. 8, 2014—The introduction of car pool service adds a new wrinkle to ride sharing, because it means that a Lyft or Uber driver now can pick up people at multiple locations as part of a single destination.
July 29, 2014—The 2015 Slingshot has side-by-side seating in the cockpit that allows for two riders and two wheels in the front. The motorcycle is powered by a 2.4-liter engine that generates 173 hp, and Polaris says the Slingshot will be available in October 2014.
Aug. 4, 2014—Children who play video games for up to 1 hour per day are happier, less hyperactive and more sociable compared with children who don’t play video games at all, according to a study that was published today in the journal Pediatrics.
Aug. 18, 2014—The gasoline-powered Jet ($140) pushes air at 650 cubic feet per minute (cfm); none of the Consumers Digest Best Buy selections for leafblowers have an airflow rating that’s higher than 494 cfm.
Aug. 18, 2014—A new method that lenders can use to determine your credit rating could improve your shot at getting a loan, but the majority of banks and other lenders likely will be slow to implement the scoring system that’s more favorable to certain borrowers, experts tell Consumers Digest.