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A&P supermarket in Riverdale in the Bronx on July 20, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

A&P Files For Ch. 11 Bankruptcy For 2nd Time In Five Years

Grocery store operator A&P is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to sell off stores as it faces increasingly tough competition.

07/20/2015

FILE -- Fast food workers and others protest in favor of a $15 minimum wage in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

Report: New York On Verge Of Approving $15 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Industry

A wage board empaneled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to recommend raising the minimum wage for the fast food industry Wednesday.

07/20/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference on July 19, 2015. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Schumer Rips Airlines For Witholding Fares From Third-Party Websites

The New York Democrat said Sunday that the practice prevents consumers from seeing all their options when booking a fight.

07/19/2015

A Brooklyn beekeeper had to scale scary heights to get to a hive in Flatlands on Thursday. (Credit: CBS2)

Mickey The Beekeeper Faces Danger On A Daily Basis In Brooklyn

Every day is buzzing with danger for one Brooklyn man. He is a beekeeper who specializes in removing swarms and hives.

07/16/2015

Children play on the Big Piano, made famous by the movie "Big," in FAO Schwarz on July 14, 2015. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Playtime Over At FAO Schwarz On Fifth Avenue

There have been rumblings that FAO Schwarz, owned by Toys R Us, is close to a deal for a new flagship store in Times Square.

07/15/2015

FILE -- A Papa John's pizza restaurant on August 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schneiderman: Bronx Papa John’s Franchise Owner Pleads Guilty In Wage-Theft Case

Criminal charges were expected to be filed later Wednesday. Schneiderman’s office said they would include failure to pay wages and falsifying business records.

07/15/2015

Utility workers on Long Island (Credit: CBS2)

PSEG Long Island Ranks Last In Nationwide Customer Satisfaction Suvey

However, utility spokesman PSEG spokesman Jeffrey Weir pointed out the score was 10 percent higher than it was last year.

07/15/2015

Teaneck Councilman Jason Castle is proposing more paid parking to help raise revenue for the town. (Credit: CBS2)

Teaneck Paid Parking Proposal Stirs Debate

Some of the people who run the Bergen County town say parking meters and paid parking are an economic necessity to raise additional revenue for Teaneck services — as opposed to raising taxes.

07/14/2015

FILE -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (Credit: New York Attorney General's Office)

LI Auto Dealership Chain To Pay $310K Over Claims Of False Advertising, Misleading Sales Practices

As part of the settlement, the auto group admits no wrongdoing.

07/14/2015

FILE -- U.S. tattoo artist Ami James of reality shows "New York Ink" and "Miami Ink" gives a woman a tattoo. (Credit: Ezequiel Becerra/AFP/Getty Images)

Body Artists: Farmingdale Tattoo Parlor Ban Sad, Insulting

The Farmingdale mayor said tattoo parlors just aren’t part of the new downtown master plan.

07/11/2015

A growing number of adults are picking up crayons to battle stress. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Child’s Play No More, Adults Now Turn To Coloring Books To Ease Stress

Once thought of as child’s play, studies show, coloring can actually help ease stress, increase motor skills, promote relaxation, and overall wellness.

07/09/2015

Bella Rosa parmesan cheese recall (FDA)

NJ Company Announces Grated Parmesan Cheese Recall

Fairfield-based Arthur Schuman Company said it is pulling 1 1/4 pound tubs, or roughly 30,000 pounds of Bella Rosa Grated Parmesan because it can cause a dangerous reaction to people with egg allergies.

07/09/2015

A trader waits on a nearly empty trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after trading was halted due to a "technical glitch" on July 8, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Stock Exchange Resumes Trading 3 1/2 Hours After Technical Glitch

The New York Stock Exchange posted on Twitter the problem was an internal technical issue and not the result of a cyberattack.

07/08/2015

A woman walks past a slogan written on a wall in Athens, Greece, on July 7, 2015. (Credit: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

Greek Debt Crisis Hits NYC Import Businesses Hard

Kostas Mastoras, who owns Optima Foods in Deer Park, Long Island, and Astoria, Queens, said in his 35 years in business he has never had trouble importing foods from Greece — until now.

07/07/2015

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US Stocks Slip After Greek ‘No’ Vote; European Markets Sink

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 45 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,685 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.

07/06/2015