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Mayor Bill de Blasio announces a job-creation task force on May 20, 2014, at Brooklyn Army Terminal. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Launching Task Force Aiming To Create Jobs, Close Income Gap

Mayor Bill de Blasio is creating a task force to reinvent the city’s approach to job training, creation and placement.

05/20/2014

A north Jersey woman says a faulty flour silo turned her home into a winter wonderland. (Credit: CBS 2)

Faulty Flour Silo Turned North Jersey Woman’s Home Into A Winter Wonderland

What looked like a winter wonderland was actually the result of a faulty pipe that leaked baking powder all over the woman’s home.

05/19/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio’s Internet Plan Includes Turning Pay Phones Into Wi-Fi Hot Spots

The mayor said his administration wants to make sure every neighborhood in the city is wired for high-speed broadband Internet access.

05/19/2014

New York Times office Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

New York Times: Editor Abramson’s Dismissal Was Not Over Equal Pay Complaints

New York Times publisher and parent company chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has denied media reports claiming that executive editor Jill Abramson’s dismissal had to do with her complaints over unequal pay.

05/15/2014

The world headquarters of General Motors at the Renaissance Center in Detroit (Photo credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

New Round Of GM Recalls Affects 2.7 Million Vehicles

General Motors announced five more recalls Thursday, affecting 2.7 million of its cars. The largest recall involves the Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6, and Saturn Aura.

05/15/2014

reBar, a bar, restaurant and wedding venue in DUMBO, Brooklyn, suddenly closed Friday, May 9. (Credit: CBS 2)

Jason Stevens, Owner Of DUMBO Wedding Venue ReBar, Arraigned On Tax Charges

The owner of a popular wedding spot in Brooklyn was arrested and arraigned Thursday, nearly a week after he abruptly closed the venue, allegedly stiffing wedding couples and employees.

05/15/2014

A job fair is held in Melville, N.Y., on Feb. 20, 2014. (credit: TV 10/55)

Tri-State Area Leads Pack As Weekly National Unemployment Claims Hit 7-Year Low

Weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 24,000 to 297,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the fewest since May 12, 2007. The four week average, a less volatile measure, dipped 2,000 to 323,250.

05/15/2014

Eisenhower Park - East Meadow, NY - May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Nassau County Exec. Proposes Increasing Fees For County Services

Under the plan, inspections would cost an additional $61, adult annual membership at Eisenhower Park’s Aquatic Center would rise by $50 and weekend golf at the park would go up from $36 to $40.

05/15/2014

A woman wants a Citgo station to cover the cost of repairs needed after her tank was filed with contaminated gas. (Credit:CBS 2)

Woman Wants Citgo Station To Pick Up Tab For Damage Caused By Bad Fuel

A Bergen County gas station is under investigation for allegedly selling contaminated fuel.

05/14/2014

A bounce house (credit: CBS 2)

Experts Offer Tips To Ensure Bounce House Safety

There are new concerns over the safety of bounce houses after an upstate accident Tuesday.

05/14/2014

The Milleridge Inn's restaurant (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Milleridge Inn Restaurant Closes After Kitchen Fire

The restaurant at the historic Milleridge Inn in Jericho, Long Island, is closed after a late-night fire Tuesday destroyed the kitchen.

05/14/2014

Flooding from superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2012 in Freeport, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LI Sandy Victim Claims Motel Discriminated Against Her Due To Disability

Deborah Robinson said she was turned away when she tried to stay at the motel because she walks with a cane following a stroke.

05/14/2014

The Airbnb website is displayed on a laptop on April 21, 2014.  (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Blocks State AG’s Subpoena About Airbnb Sublets

A New York State judge on Tuesday blocked a subpoena from the state Attorney General’s office, seeking information about people using the global website Airbnb to make short-term apartment rentals in New York City.

05/13/2014

Shake Shack at Citi Field (credit: Getty Images)

Mets’ Lucas Duda, Phillies’ Ryne Sandberg Say Shake Shack Burgers Made Them Sick

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg are both blaming Shake Shack hamburgers for their food poisoning over the weekend at Citi Field.

05/13/2014

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New ‘E-Tags’ Could Mean Less Time On Line At The Airport

A new way to check bags could reduce the amount of time that you spend on line at the airport.

05/12/2014