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Consumer People meds can be dangerous to your pets People meds can be dangerous to your pets
Your dog or cat is limping, so you decide to give them a simple non-prescription pain reliever – maybe an aspirin or Tylenol.

Not a good idea.

Dr. Marty Becker with Vetstreet.com says pets don't get people medicine unless specifically prescribed by your vet.
Consumer Best closet organizer kits Best closet organizer kits(Video)
With spring cleaning just around the corner, you may be vowing to straighten out your messy closets. Plenty of do-it-yourself kits promise to provide the rods, shelves, and drawers you need to turn chaos into order. Consumer Reports tested 5 closet organizers, priced from under $100 to more than $500.
Consumer Tax tips for same-sex married couples Tax tips for same-sex married couples
There’s something new this tax season for some same-sex married couples. They are now required to file as "married" on their federal return if they were wed by December 31, 2013 in a state that recognized same-sex marriage.
Consumer IRS Commissioner: Tax ID fraud beginning to plateau IRS Commissioner: Tax ID fraud beginning to plateau
Tax I-D thieves are not only filing fraudulent returns and stealing refunds- they're selling stolen social security numbers to other identity thieves. That's the warning from the new IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, in Seattle today. But the new head of the nation's tax division says the problem appears to be leveling off.
Consumer Tax ID theft: What to do Tax ID theft: What to do(Video)
We're hearing from more local families whose social security information was stolen from the data base at the Archdiocese of Seattle. New victims appear to be discovering the fraud daily. Many are not sure what to do, or what to expect- now that thieves have filed taxes in their name.
Consumer Don't get trapped by advertising tricks Don't get trapped by advertising tricks(Video)
Deceptive advertising generally violates the law, but regulators can't monitor everything. So it's up to shoppers to read the fine print. Especially, Consumer Reports cautions when they see certain advertising terms.