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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.