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Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 31, 2014 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 317 points on news of the Argentina default and weak corporate earnings.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Dow Jones Sent Plummeting Amid Multiple Investor Worries

The red flags were everywhere, among them weak corporate results, the looming end of stimulus from the Federal Reserve and tensions between the West and Russia.

07/31/2014

OKCupid

OKCupid Admits To Manipulating User Data, And It’s Not Alone

The dating site OKCupid this week became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another.

07/29/2014

Carts outside of a Target store. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Survey: Back-To-School Shopping Kicks Off 2 Months Before School Starts

Believe it or not, back-to-school shopping has already begun. Parents are getting the chore out of the way early, to take advantage of sales and make sure they get the goods before retailers sell out.

07/29/2014

Money (ClipArt)

Research Firm: New York Will See Increase In High-Wealth Individuals Over Next Decade

New York City is already home to a lot of millionaires, but the Big Apple could soon play host to even more.

07/26/2014

FILE - An illustration of some major United States credit cards (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Scammers Look To Cash-In On Tourists During Busy Summer Travel Season

The summer travel season is in full swing and scammers are busting out new tricks to take advantage of tourists.

07/23/2014

Some banks are offering smartphone apps that allow customers to "lock" their debit cards between uses. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Smartphone Apps Serving As ‘Lock’ For Credit, Debit Cards

A growing number of banks are now offering a variety of the “credit lock” apps in an effort to combat the stealing and hacking of card numbers.

07/21/2014

(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Resentment Brews Among Some Williamsburg Residents As Starbucks Sets Up Shop

There is a new resident in Williamsburg, and not everyone is celebrating. A Starbucks opened on Union Ave and Ainslie Street, on Monday morning.

07/21/2014

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Website Maps Free Toilets For Those Looking To Answer Nature’s Call

WeeWeeFree.com attempts to sign up businesses willing to make bathrooms available for free in order to lure in potential customers.

07/21/2014

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (credit: 1010 WINS/Juliet Papa)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney Rallies To Save Government-Run Export-Import Bank

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) on Saturday joined business owners and employees in a rally to save the Export-Import Bank from closing.

07/19/2014

A Malaysia Airlines plane.  (Credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Airlines Altering Routes After Malaysia Airlines Flight Downed

But now, with nearly 300 killed in Friday’s crash in eastern Ukraine, frequent flyers say they’ll check their flight paths online and hope airlines rethink routes over hot spots.

07/18/2014

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