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Consumer Most common medical conditions for dogs Most common medical conditions for dogs
Skin allergies and ear infections are the most common medical conditions for dogs, according to an analysis of medical claims by Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI).

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Consumer Consumer Reports: Granite still a top countertop choice for durability
Kitchen countertops can cost thousands of dollars. So you want them to last for many years. There are so many choices: quartz, granite, solid surface, recycled glass. And a new ultracompact material, Dekton, sold at Home Depot and kitchen-design stores. Consumer Reports tests countertops and can tell you which will stay looking good the longest.
Consumer Are new expanding hoses really "Improved" ? Are new expanding hoses really "Improved" ? (Video)
Who wouldn't want a garden hose that's lightweight, expandable, and never kinks? But when those supposedly easy-to-use hoses were introduced a few years ago, most of the user reviews had complaints about how easily they broke.
Consumer After 2 deaths, Ikea and government warn about dressers After 2 deaths, Ikea and government warn about dressers
After Ikea chests tipped over and fatally injured two boys, safety regulators say consumers should stop using Ikea's dressers and chests for children unless the products are mounted to a wall.
Consumer Many seniors confused about reverse mortgages, study finds Many seniors confused about reverse mortgages, study finds
A reverse mortgage is a special kind of home loan. It lets seniors 62 and older tap the equity in their homes and defer payment of that loan until they pass away, move or sell the house. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is concerned about the way these loans are often marketed to seniors.
Consumer Forgery thieves steal car on paper, wait weeks to remove from locked garage Forgery thieves steal car on paper, wait weeks to remove from locked garage (Photo Gallery) (Video)
How does someone steal your car- when it's still parked in your locked garage?
In Anthony Monaco's case - it was done with a forged car title. Someone stole his classic 1968 Pontiac Firebird worth tens of thousands of dollars. But the thief or thieves stole the car paper nearly 2 months before it disappeared from his garage.
Consumer J.D. Powers HDTV Ratings J.D. Powers HDTV Ratings
If you're in the market for a new TV, be sure to check out the models from Samsung. Samsung handily beat the competition in the new HDTV Satisfaction Report from J.D. Power. It was number one for both large screen and small screen sets.
Consumer Recalls this week: Cribs, lighting fixtures, cameras Recalls this week: Cribs, lighting fixtures, cameras
A line of cribs with a defect that can cause injury to a baby are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other products include defective lighting fixtures and bicycle components.
Consumer Safety alert: Don't use liquid laundry pods around kids under 6 Safety alert: Don't use liquid laundry pods around kids under 6 (Video)
Single-dose liquid laundry detergents are convenient and easy to use. But they can also be poisonous. In the first six months of this year, poison-control centers received more than 6,000 reports of young children ingesting the pods or getting them in their eyes or on their skin.
Consumer State Department bills local couple $1,100 for hurricane evacuation State Department bills local couple $1,100 for hurricane evacuation (Video)
A local couple just found out they'll have to pay more than $1,000 extra for a vacation they already took, and paid for, 10 months ago. The delayed bill involves a little-known federal law the couple would never have known about, if a sudden hurricane hadn't interrupted their dream vacation in Mexico.