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Devices like the iSwimband can connect to smartphone apps and make it easier for parents to monitor children while they swim. (Credit: CBS 2)

Potentially Life-Saving App Gives Parents Peace Of Mind During Summer Swimming Season

Swim season is in full swing, but taking your eyes off of your children for even a second can lead to tragedy.

07/16/2014

The Thatched Cottage in Centerport will close for good on October 6. (Credit: WCBS 880/Sophia Hall)

Well-Known LI Catering Facility Closing Its Doors

The catering facility will close Oct. 6 after financial troubles.

07/16/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio, Volunteers Promote New Sick Leave Law To Straphangers

Under the new law, any business employing five or more workers must offer five days of paid sick leave each year.

07/16/2014

Lenox Hill HealthPlex is a new stand-along emergency room in the West Village. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Stand-Alone Emergency Room Set To Open At Former St. Vincent’s Hospital Site

The former St. Vincent’s Hospital site in New York City’s West Village is slated to open as a stand-alone emergency room and medical care center.

07/15/2014

The Trump Plaza hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Layoff Notices Issued For 1,100 Workers At Trump Plaza Casino In Atlantic City

The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino confirmed Monday that it is indeed expecting to close at the end of the summer, and more than 1,100 workers were sent layoff notices.

07/14/2014

Atlantic City officials are trying to reinvent the town after two casinos closed and more are threatening to do so. (Credit: CBS 2)

Atlantic City Seeks To Reinvent Itself As Some Casinos Close

Hundreds of casino workers in Atlantic City staged a protest Wednesday over the closure of the Showboat Casino – the latest in a string of economic troubles to hit the historic resort town.

07/09/2014

Crumbs Bake Shop closed all of its locations on Monday, July 7. (Credit: CBS 2)

Crumbs Collapses: Cupcake Chain Shuts Down All Locations

A representative for Crumbs could not immediately say how many workers were affected or how many stores it had remaining on its last day.

07/08/2014

Cupcakes From Crumbs (credit: Crumbs Facebook)

Crumbs Bake Shop Closes Down All Locations

The Crumbs Bake Shop closed all of its locations at the end of business Monday night, a manager told CBS 2.

07/07/2014

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the morning of July 3, 2014 in New York City. The Dow Jones passed 17,000 for the first time today, as economy continues to recover.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dow Jones Hits 17,000 For First Time After Strong Jobs Report

There was a major milestone on Wall Street Thursday as stocks set new records.

07/03/2014

New York's online health insurance marketplace (Credit: CBSNewYork.com)

Some NY Health Exchange Insurers Seek Sharp Hikes

Some insurance companies participating in New York’s health care exchange want to jack up rates, raising new fears about the cost of medical insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

07/03/2014

FILE -- A plane takes off at LaGuardia Airport. (Credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Insured Travelers Collecting Payouts For Their Troubles

Stuart Kritz’s plane was stuck on the tarmac for two hours and he arrived in Phoenix five hours late. But he was paid for his delay.

07/02/2014

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Nestle Recalls 10,000 Cartons Of Haagan-Daz Ice Cream Due To Mislabeled Packaging

Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are mislabeled.

06/28/2014

Industry insiders got a look at the latest and greatest gadgets during Consumer Electronics Week. (Credit: CBS 2)

Industry Insiders Check Out The Latest And Greatest Gadgets At Consumer Electronics Week

The event gives industry insiders a chance to check out the latest and greatest gadgets and electronics.

06/25/2014

Air Conditioner (credit: CBS 2)

Temperatures Are Rising, But Home Cooling Costs Don’t Have To

With hot summer days now here, there is no better time to look at your home cooling system.

06/24/2014

Atlantic City casinos (file/credit: Getty Images)

Supreme Court Leaves In Place A Ban On Sports Betting In NJ

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks.

06/23/2014