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Consumer Microchips can help locate lost pets Microchips can help locate lost pets
Did you hear about Bailey?

This adorable little Yorkie disappeared from his home in Texas six years ago and just turned up about in Indianapolis.

This lost-and-found story has a happy ending because Bailey was microchipped.
Consumer Ready, set, spend! Survey reflects consumer confidence Ready, set, spend! Survey reflects consumer confidence (Video)
Since the economic downturn, we became a nation of savers, too traumatized by the economy to buy anything but the bare necessities. However, Americans are starting to spend again. A Consumer Reports nationally representative survey found that's happening across the country.
Consumer Foreign language marketer sued over 'Negative Option' plan Foreign language marketer sued over 'Negative Option' plan (Video)
A federal law passed in 2010 requires companies that do business with you on the internet to make the terms and conditions upfront and very clear. But the state Attorney General says a company known nationwide for selling foreign language courses online- tricked millions of people into paying way more than they thought they were paying. Now, the state says PimsleurApproach.com is the first company to be sued for alleged violations of the Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act (ROSCA).
Consumer Not-so-natural cosmetics Not-so-natural cosmetics (Video)
Sales of cosmetics and personal care products labeled "natural" have soared recently. But "natural" on the package does not necessarily mean natural inside. This according to a year-long investigation by Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine, which found many body care products with potentially harmful ingredients, such as coal tar color, triclosan, and chemicals that release formaldehyde. Prolonged use of these ingredients may pose an increased risk of cancer or other health issues.
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.