Consumer Reports survey: Hybrids are most reliable vehicles
Gas-electric hybrids were the most dependable vehicles sold in the U.S. in the past year, while big pickup trucks and fully electric automobiles performed the worst in Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey. Hybrid technology has been around for more than two decades, and even though the vehicles switch between electric and gasoline power, they don't have a lot of the technology or complex multi-speed transmissions that have caused problems with other vehicles, said Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing. “Hybrids are very conventionally built vehicles,” Fisher said.news.yahoo.com
Doctors performed tens of thousands of unnecessary procedures in 2020, report finds
During the first ten months of the COVID-19 pandemic, even when most cities were on lockdown, Medicare was billed for over 100,000 overused or unnecessary surgeries or procedures according to the non-profit Lown Institute.
Worried about heavy metals in store-bought spices? Here’s how to grow your own.
In Consumer Reports' tests, roughly a third of the store-bought spices they looked at were found to contain enough potentially dangerous heavy metals to raise health concerns when regularly consumed in typical serving sizes.
After E. Coli Outbreak, CR Experts Warn Against Eating All Wendy's Sandwiches and Salads With Romaine Lettuce
The food chain is removing the lettuce from its sandwiches in some states, but CR urges greater caution until more is known about the source of the outbreak.By Lisa L. GillThirty-seven people hav...news.yahoo.com
Crisis in Sri Lanka: Protests turn deadly as government and economy near total collapse
Protests in Sri Lanka turned deadly this week as the country faces imminent bankruptcy. In Colombo, the capital city, supporters of the now-resigned Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa reportedly attacked antigovernment demonstrators, which led to multiple deaths and property damage, including the burning of several homes owned by current members of the government. In the days since, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, brother of the former prime minister, has refused calls to resign and authorized the military to shoot protesters on sight should they be deemed a threat.news.yahoo.com
Ford Mustang Mach-E Replaces Tesla Model 3 as Consumer Reports' Electric Vehicle Top Pick
We explain how this new electric vehicle bumped the Model 3 from our annual Top PicksBy Jeff S. BartlettIn its annual Top Picks, Consumer Reports highlights the standout cars, SUVs, and trucks ac...news.yahoo.com
Safety ratings yanked after Tesla pulls radar from 2 models
Two key groups that offer automobile safety ratings are yanking their top endorsements from some Tesla vehicles because the company has stopped using radar on its safety systems. Consumer Reports pulled its “Top Pick” status for Tesla's Model 3 and Y vehicles built after April 27, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety plans to remove the vehicles' “Top Safety Pick Plus” designation. The U.S. government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is no longer giving the Models 3 and Y check marks on its website for having forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and emergency brake support.news.yahoo.com
Mazda tops Consumer Reports list for first time ever
Mazda just topped Consumer Reports' annual ranking of the most reliable automotive brands for the first time. BMW, Subaru, Porsche and Honda rounded out the top five spots on the Consumer Reports 2021 Brand Report Card, which was released Thursday. To determine the rankings, Consumer Reports buys vehicles anonymously from dealerships for road testing. Genesis fell 13 places this year "due to declining predicted reliability among its models," Consumer Reports said. Consumer Reports noted that the brand's redesigned sport utility vehicles, the Aviator and Corsair, performed well in road tests but had "much below average reliability."cnbc.com