Nov. 24, 2014—Ford Motor’s use of aluminum in its newest pickup reduces weight dramatically, but it doesn’t translate necessarily into a dramatic improvement in fuel economy compared with existing models.
Sept. 19, 2014—The pending deal has the potential to reduce prices for all major kitchen appliances as well as washers and dryers, but it’s too soon to determine whether such a benefit will materialize for consumers, industry experts tell Consumers Digest.
Nov. 17, 2014—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered mortgage lender Franklin Loan to repay consumers $730,000 for giving illegal bonuses to employees who funneled consumers into loans that had higher interest rates.
Nov. 25, 2014—The guesswork that occurs at restaurants and in front of vending machines will get a little less confusing a year from now, when new Food and Drug Administration rules take effect that require caloric content to be listed on menus and menu boards.
Nov. 14, 2014—An operation that used robocalls to dupe senior citizens into buying personal emergency response system devices, which also are known as medical-alert devices, settled charges by Federal Trade Commission and the attorney general of Florida.
Oct. 27, 2014—Toro says the TimeCutter SW Series will be available in January 2015 and the price range will be $2,999–$4,500. The ZTRs are Toro’s first that use a steering wheel rather than handlebars to turn on a dime.
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.