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FILE -- A man buys his lunch at a street food vendor cart in New York. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Would Apply Restaurant Letter Grading System To Street Food Vendors

City lawmakers want to make sure street food vendors meet the same standards as restaurants.

04/26/2015

Sandwich at Carnegie Deli (credit: Getty Images)

Carnegie Deli Closed Over Gas Line Issue

Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee said utility crews discovered a diverted line after investigating a gas leak. A stop-work order was posted Friday.

04/25/2015

Starbucks coffee logo (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Strikes Starbucks Locations Around U.S., Canada

A computer outage struck Starbucks locations across the United States and Canada late Friday, disrupting sales and forcing some workers to give out free drinks.

04/24/2015

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. (Credit: CBS2)

Astorino Urges Businesses To Escape NYC’s Taxes, Regulations And Move To Westchester

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Thursday that he is looking for defectors – New York City businesses tired of the high costs of operating in the Big Apple.

04/23/2015

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Reports: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Set To Be Called Off

It looks like the mega-merger between the nation’s two largest cable operators will not be happening.

04/23/2015

Experts say hackers could be using baby monitors to remotely invade your home. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Cyber Spies Could Target Your Child Through A Baby Monitor

Baby monitors are supposed to be your eyes and ears when you aren’t in the same room as your child, but hackers could use them to look into your life.

04/21/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo walks through Old Havana in Havana, Cuba, on April 20, 2015. (Credit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office)

Gov. Cuomo’s Trade Trip To Cuba Results In 2 Business Deals

Cuomo took a tour of a new nearly $10 million deep water Port of Mariel, which could be just the ticket for New York businesses to get their goods to Cuba and the rest of Latin America.

04/21/2015

Kraft announced plans to change the recipe for its iconic macaroni and cheese. (Credit: CBS2)

Kraft Announces Plans To Change Recipe For Iconic ‘Macaroni And Cheese’

Big changes are coming to an old familiar food. Kraft is changing the recipe of its popular macaroni and cheese.

04/20/2015

Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Bill Would Fine Some Businesses Not Paying Workers $15 An Hour

A bill being considered in Hartford calls for fines of $1 an hour for every worker on the job who’s earning less than $15.

04/20/2015

Nasdaq's CEO, Etsy executives and Etsy sellers ring the Nasdaq opening bell on April 16, 2015. (credit: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Nasdaq)

Stocks For Brooklyn-Based Etsy Surge In Trading Debut

After pricing at $16 late Wednesday the stock opened at nearly double that, and hit a high of $35.73 in morning trading. The company is valued at $3.33 billion, based on afternoon trading just below $30.

04/16/2015

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announces a deal on April 14, 2015, with Standard Amusements, which has agreed to run Playland amusement park in Rye. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Westchester County Picks Private Operator For Playland

Standard would also add new rides and restaurants and upgrade the park’s physical plant while trying to maintain Playland’s family-friendly feel.

04/14/2015

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and developer Bruce Ratner look at a rendering of a redeveloped Nassau Coliseum on April 14, 2015. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Developer Submits Redevelopment Plan For Nassau Coliseum Site

Developer Bruce Ratner has submitted his plan for the 91-acre site to the town of Hempstead for review.

04/14/2015

Independence Day Clothing was designed for autistic children. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Former TV News Anchor Develops Clothing Line For Autistic Children

Lauren Thierry teamed up with a designer and developed a special clothing line. Independence Day Clothing can be worn inside and out, backward and frontward.

04/13/2015

Lane Bryant has launched a new lingerie ad campaign called "I'm No Angel."

Lane Bryant Ad Campaign Takes Aim At Victoria’s Secret Angels

The campaign aims to prove that “all women are sexy” regardless of society’s traditional or stereotypical views on beauty.

04/07/2015

McDonalds sirloin third pound burgers (McDonald's)

McDonald’s Adding Bigger Burger ‘Sirloin Third Pound’ To Its Menu

McDonald’s says it’s introducing a trio of “Sirloin Third Pound” burgers for a limited time starting later this month, the latest sign the chain is pushing to improve perceptions about the quality of its food.

04/07/2015