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Consumer Reports Names Tesla Model S Its Top Pick

The Tesla Model S electric sedan is Consumer Reports’ top pick in this year’s automotive rankings.

02/28/2014

The small CPS Crash Test Dog patiently waits his turn on the sled for crash testing. (credit: http://centerforpetsafety.org)

Center Uses Crash-Test Dog Dummies To Study Safety Restraints

To make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog. Two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, her nonprofit has a set of crash-test dog dummies that were battered, throttled and sent flying to test several car safety restraints.

10/16/2013

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Consumer Reports Releases Hospital Ratings

Consumer Reports is out with its annual list of hospital ratings, and several DFW facilities make the cut.

07/31/2013

The Tesla Model S, Motor Trend Car of the Year is introduced at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (credit: Tan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Consumer Reports Gives Highest Ever Rating To Electric Sports Car

An all-electric sports car has performed better than just about any vehicle ever tested in the history of Consumer Reports. A car made by Tesla Motors got a rating just one point shy of the highest mark possible.

CBSDFW.COM–05/09/2013

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Pet Medicine Becoming Human Business

You may have new, more affordable options, when it comes to keeping your pet healthy. The sometimes staggeringly high cost of pet medications currently has Americans spending seven billion dollars a year, according to government estimates.

11/14/2012

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Study: Arsenic Levels High In Texas Rice

Consumer Reports found significant levels of arsenic in apple juice earlier this year, and now, the magazine has a new study, showing many brands of rice also contain the toxin.

CBSDFW.COM–09/19/2012

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New Study Says Jenny Craig Tops Diet Plan Rankings

What’s the best diet for your weight loss investment? According to Consumer Reports, it’s Jenny Craig. The weight loss plan received a first place ranking in a listing by the magazine.

05/10/2011

Shoppers walk through the main lobby of department store. (credit: Getty Images/Chris Hondros)

Black Friday Retailers: Who’s Naughty & Who’s Nice

Just in time for the biggest shopping day of the year, Consumer Reports has published a warning about some “naughty” retailing policies that could leave you stuck.

CBSDFW.COM–11/26/2010