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

AARP, Blumenthal Fight Proposed CL&P Rate Hike

A fight is brewing over a request by Connecticut’s largest utility to raise rates by $232 million to upgrade equipment following destructive storms.

08/26/2014

A shelf at a Target store is stocked with back-to-school merchandise. (credit: Getty Images)

Experts: Changing Seasons, Labor Day Sales Create Perfect Shopping Scenario

Labor day weekend is another reminder that school is right around the corner, and parents are searching for deals.

08/25/2014

Entenmann's

Entenmann’s Bakery On Long Island Closing

A famed bakery has left Long Island after nearly a century.

08/23/2014

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Home Depot Donates $1 Million To Foundation That Gives Homes To Veterans

Frank Siller, who heads the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, said the “smart homes” are going to veterans who have suffered catastrophic wounds.

08/21/2014

A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop  (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images  for Crumbs Bake Shop)

Cupcake Fans To Get Second Serving Of ‘Crumbs,’ Group Invests $6.5-Million In Failed Chain

An investment group is forking over $6.5-million for the failed cupcake chain. They’re hoping to find sweet success by offering a wider variety of treats that will include vegan and gluten-free options.

08/20/2014

Brooklyn residents have called on store owners to replace tattered American flags atop their businesses. (Credit: CBS 2)

Customers Call On Brooklyn Businesses To Replace Tattered American Flags

Residents are calling tattered, dirty, and shredded American flags above several Brooklyn stores a slap in the face to Old Glory.

08/20/2014

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New Jersey Hotel Settles Superstorm Sandy Price Gouging Case

The state alleged that the company engaged in 545 instances of price gouging from Oct. 27, 2012, to Nov. 5, 2012. The state’s complaint was filed in December 2012.

08/20/2014

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Former FIT Student, Designer Sues Barnes & Noble Over Backpack Profits

Diana Rubio designed the “everything backpack” in 2010 while at Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology.

08/19/2014

Businesses hope the 'Brooklyn Made' logo will draw attention to their products. (Credit:CBS 2)

Businesses Look To ‘Brooklyn Made’ Logo To Make Products Stand Out

Brooklyn has become the ‘it’ borough, and some companies claim that their products are made there. Soon 4 dozen businesses will be able to prove it.

08/19/2014

The Macari winery at Mattituck, Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Some ‘New York’ Wines May Be Made In Part From Out-Of-State Grapes

When you buy a bottle of wine, you think you are paying for vintages made in a specific region – but what are you really getting?

08/19/2014

Drawstring pants found at Harlem thrift store (CBS 2)

NY Thrift Shops Told To Stop Selling Children’s Clothing With Drawstrings

They are clothing that in rare cases can kill. New York banned or restricted the use of drawstrings in children’s clothing more than a decade ago — and the feds followed suit in recent years. But you can still find “drawstring dangers” on store shelves.

08/19/2014

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: Westchester Taxpayer Watch)

Rob Astorino Unveils Jobs Plan In NY Governor Race

Rob Astorino unveiled a plan to boost New York’s economy Tuesday that calls for lower taxes, less red tape, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and incentives for high-tech industries and agriculture.

08/19/2014

Subway Inn on the Upper East Side (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order, Ceases Eviction Proceedings Against Subway Inn

A small victory was won Tuesday for the owners of an iconic Upper East Side bar.

08/19/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal Pushes Again To Close Gender Pay Gap

The Connecticut Democrat is mustering support for the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is expected to come up for a vote next month.

08/19/2014

Plaza Hotel (Credit, Randy Yagi)

LGBT Advocates Fight Plan To Sell Plaza, Dream Downtown Hotels To Sultan Of Brunei

A call has been launched for people to boycott the famed Plaza Hotel at Grand Army Plaza and the Dream Downtown Hotel in Chelsea – if they are sold to a certain owner.

08/18/2014