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Report Says Many New York City Uber, Lyft Drivers Fail to Respond to Recalls

One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports. But taking a taxi or limousine isn’t necessarily a safer option: nearly a quarter …

Consumer Reports Reaches $16.4M Settlement in Michigan Data Privacy Case

The publisher of Consumer Reports magazine has reached a $16.375 million settlement of a lawsuit claiming it violated Michigan privacy law by selling readers’ subscription and personal data to third parties without their consent. A preliminary settlement of the proposed …

Poultry Industry Refutes Consumer Reports, Says Chicken Breasts Safe

U.S. poultry producers have dramatically reduced the presence of harmful bacteria in poultry meat, a trade group said on Friday in defending the food safety record of the industry. “The numbers tell us we’re making tremendous progress,” the National Chicken …

Toyota Camry Improves in Insurance Safety Test

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry, headed for its 12th consecutive year as the best-selling car in the U.S., returned to Consumer Reports’ recommended list after showing improvement on an insurance-industry crash test. The Yonkers, New York-based magazine excluded Camry in October …

Contaminated Ground Turkey Found in 21 States: Consumer Reports

Dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been found in ground turkey on U.S. grocery shelves across a variety of brands and stores located in 21 states, according to a report by a consumer watchdog organization. Of the 257 samples of ground turkey …

Young Drivers Know Risks But Text Anyway: Survey

Most young American drivers agree that it is dangerous to text while driving, but nearly a third admit they do it anyway, a survey by Consumer Reports shows. While eight in 10 said they knew of the risks, about 29 …