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Consumer Top-rated car brands from Consumer Reports Top-rated car brands from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports is out with its annual report card on carmakers and once again Japanese brands take the top spots – with Lexus out in front.

"They have excellent cars that are comfortable, well made and absolute aces for reliability,” said Mike Quincy with Consumer Reports Autos.
Consumer Free help filing your tax returns Free help filing your tax returns (Video)
Many taxpayers are giving money to professional tax preparation services when they could be using that money on food or other essentials- and getting their taxes done free of charge. It's part of an Internal Revenue Service program called VITA- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
Consumer Headphones put to the test Headphones put to the test (Video)
Do headphones that cost hundreds of dollars produce better sound than headphones that cost a fraction of the price? You'd be surprised what happens when you can't see the headphones you're using. Our sister station in Baltimore put some to the test.
Consumer Costco vs Sam's Club Costco vs Sam's Club (Video)
If you don't mind giant sizes and you have room to store boatloads of things such as paper towels, warehouse clubs are a popular shopping option. But how do you decide which to join? Consumer Reports compared the two biggest-Costco and Sam's Club.
Consumer Insider tips for home buyers and sellers Insider tips for home buyers and sellers (Video)
Some 5 million homes are expected to change hands this year, according to the National Association of Realtors. That's up about 30 percent since the depths of the recession. If you're thinking of buying or selling a home, Consumer Reports' survey of real estate agents gives you insider tips on how to negotiate the best deal.
Consumer Fur Erase: Does it work? Fur Erase: Does it work? (Video)
There are a lot of great things about owning a dog or a cat, but dealing with pet hair all over your furniture is definitely not one of them. Fur Erase is a lint roller and brush combination that claims to be perfect for removing pet hair. 8 year old Jonah volunteered his dog Marla to help put Fur Erase to the test.