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Some Turn To Online Gift Registries To Get What They Want This Holiday Season

You know what they say, ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get,’ but when it comes to holiday gifts hinting has traditionally been the way to go.

12/11/2014

A Tesla car is seen in the company's showroom in Paramus, N.J., on Dec. 11, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Tesla Opens Car ‘Gallery,’ Charging Station In Paramus

High-end electric car maker Tesla opened a new showroom in Paramus on Thursday.

12/11/2014

Police in New Jersey are looking for a man who they say has stolen breast pumps from multiple Burlington Coat Factory locations. (Credit: CBS2)

Search Is On For Repeat Breast Pump Thief In New Jersey

Police say a man seen in surveillance footage looks like a shopper, but is actually a breast pump bandit.

12/10/2014

Vehicles slow for tolls before crossing the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Consumers Paying The Price For Truck Toll Hikes

While, as of this past Sunday, many drivers are paying up to $14 to cross the George Washington, Bayonne and Goethals bridges, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the Outerbridge Crossing, the cash toll for 18-wheelers is now $114.

12/10/2014

An employee rings up sales at a cash register at a  Walmart in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles on Black Friday, November 29, 2013. US stocks Friday moved higher in a holiday-shortened session following better eurozone economic data and positive early assessments of "Black Friday" shopping traffic by some leading retailers.    AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

Expert: Holiday Shoppers Need To Read The Fine Print Before Jumping On Dazzling Deals

Holiday shopping may not be for the faint of heart, and the dazzling deals out there sometimes come with fine print that shoppers should read.

12/08/2014

Residents and lawmakers have unanswered questions about a pending mini-casino in Nassau County. (Credit: CBS2)

Controversial Nassau County Mini-Casino Months Away From Becoming A Reality

As a controversial mini-casino becomes a reality on Long Island, residents of Nassau County want to know its location and hours.

12/08/2014

MacArthur Airport is owned and operated by the town of Islip (credit: Americasroof/Wikimedia Commons)

Islip Officials Unveil Remodeled MacArthur Airport

The airport includes a new gift and wine shop, a restaurant, an art gallery and an atrium concert hall.

12/04/2014

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Recreational Drones Are A Hot Holiday Item, But They Could Land Users In Legal Trouble

Recreational drones are a hot ticket item this holiday season, but there are things you need to know to operate the unmanned aircraft without getting into legal trouble.

12/02/2014

FILE -- PSEG utility trucks work outside a Mobile gas station in Manhasset (Credit: Handout)

PSEG Long Island Bills On The Rise Again

Spokeswoman Elizabeth Flagler said the utility is raising its power supply charge 14 percent, which for the average customer means another $10.50 per month.

12/02/2014

A Connecticut Light & Power truck (credit: Michael Guerrera/WTIC)

Regulators Propose Slashing CL&P Rate Increase

A draft decision issued Monday by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority reduces the amount sought by the utility by more than $100 million.

12/02/2014

Shoppers filter in as the White Plains Kmart opens on Nov. 27, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Shoppers Take Advantage As More Stores Open On Thanksgiving Day

More retailers opened their doors Thanksgiving Day to offer early holiday shopping deals.

11/27/2014

FILE -- New Jersey state Sen. Richard Codey (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Sen. Richard Codey Proposes Bill To Limit Holiday Shopping On Thanksgiving

State Sen. Richard Codey is introducing a bill that would bar retailers from opening before 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

11/26/2014

A Connecticut Light & Power truck (credit: Michael Guerrera/WTIC)

CL&P: Upgrades Have Made System More Resilient

Among the systemwide improvements, the utility has performed extensive tree-trimming, CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross said.

11/26/2014

Cyber Monday specials are seen on the Costo website. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Cyber Monday Deals Can Save You Cash, But They Won’t Stick Around Forever

A new survey by financial services company ‘Bankrate’ found just 28 percent of shoppers plan to be in stores on Black Friday.

11/24/2014

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Experts: Savvy Shoppers Can Get An Early Start On Black Friday Savings

Many shoppers are making a plan of attack for Black Friday, but you might not want to wait.

11/24/2014