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Green auto program launched by Consumer Reports to help people buy cleaner cars

Consumer Reports is launching Green Choice, an initiative to make information about auto emissions more accessible to consumers. It will use a green leaf icon to designate cars and trucks in its ratings that produce among the lowest amount of greenhouse gases and smog-forming emissions. Read more →


Some auto insurance companies quoted higher premiums to drivers with lower-paying jobs and less education, investigation shows

Drivers with less education and lower-paying jobs may end up paying more for auto insurance compared to consumers with identical driving records who have advanced degrees or job titles that come with higher pay. Read more →


Most consumers still don’t know their rights on funeral costs

Only one-quarter of consumers surveyed know that funeral homes are required to provide price quotes over the phone and an itemized price list at the funeral home. Only 5 percent of consumers are aware that funeral homes are required to accept a casket provided by the bereaved without charging a handling fee. Read more →


Bloggers ease into the covid-19 holiday season

With one to two people dying every minute in the United States as the coronavirus surges, it’s challenging to get into the holiday spirit. However, even in these pandemic times, people are looking for joy, hope, and love during the holiday season. Read more →