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The Hudson Yards project will include five office towers and 5,000 apartments. (credit: Related Companies)

Work On Hudson Yards Platform Over Railroad Tracks Begins

Work has begun on a 37,000-ton platform that will cover the Hudson Yards rail yard, which will eventually be the home to a $20 billon, 28-acre mixed-use development.

03/19/2014

People board an Amtrak train at Penn Station (file/credit: Getty Images)

Amtrak Seeks To Reinvest Northeast Corridor Revenues Into Rail Line In New Budget

Amtrak has big plans to improve service on the Northeast Corridor, but said Congress has to get on board first.

03/19/2014

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Some Restaurants Do Away With Tips, Raise Menu Prices Instead

An argument that waiters and customers will be happier if tips are done away with seems to be gaining steam.

03/19/2014

New York Genome Center/IBM Watson join forces (credit: New York Genome Center)

IBM’s Watson Computer Working With New York Genome Center To Combat Brain Cancer

Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM Corp. already has a partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where Watson is also used to help treat cancer.

03/19/2014

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) with the McKee family of Hicksville, LI, discussing efforts to reform the tax code, March 19, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Israel Calls For Reforms To Tax Code Based On Cost Of Living

A report completed by centrist think tank Third Way compared Hicksville, Akron, Ohio and McAllen, Texas and showed how overtaxed the Long Islanders are due to the higher cost of living.

03/19/2014

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Seen At 11: A Look Inside The New ‘Smart Home’

It’s no secret that many people are attached to their smartphones to the point that they almost can’t live without them. Now, technology has enabled smartphones to direct the way that people live.

03/18/2014

Gov. Chris Christie (Jeff Zelevansky/
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Protesters Again Interrupt Christie Town Hall With Complaints About Sandy Aid, GWB Scandal

Gov. Chris Christie stood by as the protesters – some shouting “New Jersey deserves better” – were escorted out by police.

03/18/2014

A man named Ben, who chose not to give his last name, dressed as Ronald McDonald, participates in a rally in New York City on March 18, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Fast Food Advocates Rally Against ‘Wage Theft’ As Schneiderman Announces McDonald’s Settlement

On the same day protesters gathered at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide to accuse the fast food giant of “wage theft,” New York’s attorney general announced that one of the chain’s franchise owners has agreed to a settlement.

03/18/2014

General Motors headquarters in the Renaissance Center are seen on January 14, 2014 in Detroit as previews continue at the North American International Auto Show.    AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA        (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

General Motors Recalling More Than 300,000 Vans Over Airbag Concerns

The recall covers vans from the 2009-2014 model years and includes GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express models.

03/18/2014

A smartphone (credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Don’t Fall Victim To The One-Ring Scam

People from all over the world are talking about it online, and in the U.S. the Better Business Bureau has issued a warning; don’t call back, or else.

03/17/2014

New York City Councilman James Vacca speaks at a hearing on civil rights on March 17, 2014. He has proposed a measure that would allow unpaid interns to sue for sexual harassment, discrimination like paid employees. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Council Proposal Would Give Unpaid Interns Right To Sue For Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Under the city’s current civil rights law, unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.

03/17/2014

This ad from Dove has New Jersey residents annoyed. Unilever, the brand's parent company, announced the ads won't run due to the outrage. (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Women Take A Stand Against Canceled Dove Ad Campaign

They were angered by proposed ‘Dove’ billboards that read “Dear New Jersey, when people call you the armpit of America, take it as a compliment.”

03/16/2014

Bernard L. Madoff leaves US Federal Court after a hearing regarding his bail on January 14, 2009 in New York. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Closing Arguments Wrap Up In Fraud Trial Of Ex-Madoff Employees; Deliberations To Begin Monday

The jury has the monumental task of sorting through five months of testimony to determine whether the ex-Madoff employees knew that their jobs involved perpetuating a massive Ponzi scheme.

03/14/2014

Bernard L. Madoff leaves US Federal Court after a hearing regarding his bail on January 14, 2009 in New York. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Fate Of 5 Ex-Madoff Employees To Soon Be In Jury’s Hands

The prosecution wraps up closing statements in the trial against five former aides to Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff. Madoff’s former secretary, his former head of operations, an account manager and two computer programmers are on trial.

03/13/2014

The mail hasn't been delivered consistently in one Long Island town, prompting outrage from residents. (Photo: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: New App, Paper Karma, Could Help Put An End To Junk Mail

You probably came home to some today, an endless stream of catalogs, and ads frequently referred to as junk mail.

03/12/2014