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Consumer Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service (Video)
The CEO of Seattle-based nail polish and beauty product company Julep - says she had no idea her customers had taken their complaints to the Better Business Bureau until the bureau issued a news release this week. Jane Park insists Julep is not a company that would intentionally ignore its customers and the issues that prompted the complaints have been addressed.
Consumer Paper receipts tainted with toxin? Paper receipts tainted with toxin? (Video)
Cash register receipts, ATM receipts, the receipts the gas pump spits out, and even baggage claim checks-if they're printed on thermal paper, they probably contain bisphenol A, known as BPA. It's a chemical that raises safety concerns because it's linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive abnormalities.
Consumer Fight fraud with transaction alerts Fight fraud with transaction alerts
You can't avoid it. Sooner or later – whether they steal your wallet, secretly swipe your card or hack a database – a crook is going to get your credit or debit card number. Chances are this has already happened to you – maybe more than once.
Consumer Turning your old stuff into cash Turning your old stuff into cash (Video)
For many people, the idea of moving to a smaller home is overwhelming. Consumer Reports tells you how to get the most money for the stuff you no longer need.
Consumer Disaster plans should include your pets Disaster plans should include your pets
It's National Preparedness Month.

Every September we're reminded to have a plan and preparations in place for an emergency. You never can tell when you might be forced to leave your home in a hurry because of a flood, fire or earthquake.
Consumer Top rated child safety seats Top rated child safety seats (Video)
For newborns, infant car seats are the best option. They provide the best fit, are convenient and they face backwards - the safest option for babies up to two years old.
Consumer Wearable tech trend predicted to grow Wearable tech trend predicted to grow (Video)
You can wear them on your wrist, on your neck, and even on your face. They can help you check your e-mail, check your pulse, and check directions. They're wearable technology, and they're gaining in popularity. Wearable tech is still very new, but Consumer Reports thinks it's going to take off. A lot of big companies are jumping in the game, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, and maybe even Apple.
Consumer Getting rid of lice safely Getting rid of lice safely (Video)
Americans spent 130 million dollars on treatments for head lice last year. Lice is a problem that affects as many as 12 million school children annually.
Consumer Time to reboot your wall outlets? Time to reboot your wall outlets?
It’s becoming a common problem these days. As we bring more electronic gadgets into our homes, we often find ourselves running out of outlet space to charge them all.
Consumer What to buy at Walmart What to buy at Walmart
Think shopping at Walmart is a bright idea? Consumer Reports' tests show it could be, if you're in the market for LED lightbulbs. LEDs are usually very expensive, but after 3,000 hours of testing, Consumer Reports found several from Walmart that are cheap and really good, including the Great Value 60-watt equivalent, A19. Use it 3 hours per day, and it should last about 22 years. Not bad for $10. Several Great Value floodlights are also a good bargain.
Consumer BetterStrainer: Does it work? BetterStrainer: Does it work? (Video)
One of the latest gadgets promising to make your life easier is an expandable strainer that sells for less than ten dollars. It's called BetterStrainer- billed as "the one compact strainer that fits all your pots and pans". But is it any better than the strainers you already have?
Consumer Healthy cereals that taste good Healthy cereals that taste good (Video)
Cereal is a staple in 91 percent of American households. Most eat it for breakfast, but 11 percent have cereal for dinner, according to the market research company Mintel. Consumer Reports hunted down the most nutritious cereals that are also tasty.