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Car ownership costs depend on more than just gas prices costs, and to avoid costly auto repairs.Consumer Reports magazine said last week that drivers can follow their...other vehicles, said Jeff Blyskal, senior writer at Consumer Reports. Large SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid generally...
Alaska Airlines first in delays

...percent. The U.S. Department of Transportation compiles statistics on airline performance for its monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. On-time rates nationwide improved in May from previous months, but that was not the case for Alaska Airlines...
Keeping things safe is about to get tougher

...and unequivocal. It suggests she is simply the wrong choice to become the leader of an agency upon which so many consumers depend. Guest is president of Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer Reports. Special to The Washington Post.
Community divided over whether to fluoridate water

...papers and shared personal research. Dentists overwhelmingly spoke in favor of fluoridation. "According to the Consumer Reports, fluoridation is a safe, economic and beneficial way to prevent tooth decay," said Kristen Schultz, who has...
Federal report ranks Alaska last in the nation for on-time arrivals

...Department of Transportation. In June of last year, Alaska Airlines ranked sixth best. The department's Air Travel Consumer Report ranks the performance of the nation's biggest 20 airlines. The airline also ranked poorly for mishandled baggage...
Juneau police to be first in Alaska to experiment with Segway scooter patrols

...the streets on Segway Human Transporter vehicles. Assistant Chief Greg Browning said the department will provide a consumer report of sorts for law enforcement agencies. It will be the first in Alaska to experiment with the battery-operated...
Outside editorial: Better health, fewer tests

...doctors, not government panels so unpopular in this age of backlash against government, and the doctors are joined by Consumer Reports and 11 consumer-oriented groups. Their participation is intended to promote awareness of overtreatment.The societies...
Alternative health specialists fight for legitimacy

...based in Allentown, Pa., who operates the Quackwatch Web site and has written several books, including one for Consumer Reports, criticizing alternative medicine. But he doesn't respect even the better ones' medical opinions. ``The fact...
Report: Alaskans overcharged for credit insurance

...consumers paid $2 billion too much in 1997 for credit insurance, the groups said. Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer Reports magazine, rated states by the ``loss ratio'' for credit life, disability, unemployment, and property credit...
Outside editorial: Empower the FCC to protect Internet access

...organizations from creating specialized services. Earlier this month, a lawyer for Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, said they hear from consumers, small businesses, religious organizations and civil-rights groups that open...


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