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Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting has chosen the vacant Fortunoff store at The Source mall in Westbury  as the site of a new gambling hall. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Nassau OTB Eyes Vacant Westbury Store As Site For New Gambling Hall

The facility would include up to 1,000 slot machines and table games. OTB hopes to open the facility next year, but strong community opposition is already forming.

12/31/2014

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Broadway Shows Pull In Over $2 Million More This Holiday Season Than Last

Theater-goers were generous to Broadway producers this holiday season, with 19 of the current 36 shows breaking the $1 million mark for the week and almost 30,000 more people in the seats than last Christmastime.

12/29/2014

Stony Brook University campus (credit: CBS2)

13 Businesses Coming To Tax-Free Zones At N.Y. State Colleges, Universities

Thirteen more businesses have agreed to expand or locate in tax-free zones at colleges and universities around New York state while committing to bringing new jobs, state officials said Monday.

12/29/2014

In a video screen capture, a man is  seen being arrested outside a protest targeting the sale of furs in Manhattan. (credit: NY Farm Animal Save/YouTube)

Fur Sellers Charged With Tossing Bleach At Manhattan Protest

Three fur sellers have been charged with reckless endangerment after they tossed bleach and ammonia from a Manhattan roof onto animal-rights activists below, prosecutors said.

12/29/2014

Protesters march through a McDonald's demanding a raise on the minimum wage to $15 per hour on Dec. 4, 2014, in New York (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Minimum Wage Workers In NY, NJ To Get Raises In 2015

Workers in New York state will see their hourly wage jump from $8 to $8.75, while it will rise in New Jersey from $8.25 to $8.38.

12/29/2014

Post-holiday shoppers in Midtown on Saturday, Dec. 27. (Credit: CBS2)

Shoppers Flood Stores To Return Gifts, Use Gift Cards

Stores were crowded on the Saturday after Christmas, but it was calm in the Tri-State Area.

12/27/2014

Aktarer Zaman on his Skiplagged airfare savings site. (Credit: CBS2)

Airlines Say They’re Being Cheated By Skiplagged Airfare Savings Site

Airfares seem to keep on climbing, but a 23-year-old computer whiz found a way to save you hundreds of dollars on airline tickets.

12/19/2014

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NYC Looks To Encourage Use Of Quieter Jackhammers

Under the proposed rules, construction crews would be encouraged to use quieter electric jackhammers.

12/18/2014

Avon catalogs are on display outside an Avon store February 3, 2003 in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Avon To Pay $135 Million After Unit Admits To Bribing Chinese Officials

Avon Products Inc. will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there.

12/17/2014

A Connecticut Light & Power truck (credit: Michael Guerrera/WTIC)

State Regulators Approve CL&P Rate Hike

Flat fees on residential bills will rise from $16 a month to $19.25. CL&P had asked for approval from the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to hike the rate to $25.50.

12/17/2014

Mary Grace Henry makes and sells hair accessories and donates the money to pay for the tuition of girls in Africa. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Westchester Teen Starts Business, Pays To Educate Girls In Africa

At 17, Mary Grace Henry is already an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. The Harrison teen has making and selling hair accessories to help pay to educate young girls in Africa.

12/15/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer discusses airfares at a news conference on Dec. 14, 2014, in Manhatta. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants Probe Of Airfares Amid Lower Fuel Costs

The New York Democrat says with holiday travel approaching, the high cost of flying is painfully apparent to thousands of passengers.

12/14/2014

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Some Turn To Online Gift Registries To Get What They Want This Holiday Season

You know what they say, ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get,’ but when it comes to holiday gifts hinting has traditionally been the way to go.

12/11/2014

A Tesla car is seen in the company's showroom in Paramus, N.J., on Dec. 11, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Tesla Opens Car ‘Gallery,’ Charging Station In Paramus

High-end electric car maker Tesla opened a new showroom in Paramus on Thursday.

12/11/2014

Police in New Jersey are looking for a man who they say has stolen breast pumps from multiple Burlington Coat Factory locations. (Credit: CBS2)

Search Is On For Repeat Breast Pump Thief In New Jersey

Police say a man seen in surveillance footage looks like a shopper, but is actually a breast pump bandit.

12/10/2014