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Recreational Drones Are A Hot Holiday Item, But They Could Land Users In Legal Trouble

Recreational drones are a hot ticket item this holiday season, but there are things you need to know to operate the unmanned aircraft without getting into legal trouble.

12/02/2014

FILE -- PSEG utility trucks work outside a Mobile gas station in Manhasset (Credit: Handout)

PSEG Long Island Bills On The Rise Again

Spokeswoman Elizabeth Flagler said the utility is raising its power supply charge 14 percent, which for the average customer means another $10.50 per month.

12/02/2014

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Throng Goes Online To Shop For Cyber Monday

The Monday after Thanksgiving has been the biggest online shopping day of the year since 2010.

12/01/2014

Cyber Monday specials are seen on the Costo website. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Cyber Monday Deals Can Save You Cash, But They Won’t Stick Around Forever

A new survey by financial services company ‘Bankrate’ found just 28 percent of shoppers plan to be in stores on Black Friday.

11/24/2014

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Experts: Savvy Shoppers Can Get An Early Start On Black Friday Savings

Many shoppers are making a plan of attack for Black Friday, but you might not want to wait.

11/24/2014

Katniss Everdeen action figure (Photo: CBS 2)

Latest ‘Hunger Games’ Movie Renews Fascination With ‘Tough Girl’ Toys

Thanks in part to heroines like Katniss in “The Hunger Games,” a new trend in toys for girls has emerged. Move over Barbie. There’s a new gal on the shelves.

11/21/2014

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Expert: ‘Scarcity Principle’ — Not Discounts — Is What Drives Black Friday Mania

Two-thirds of American consumers plan to hit the stores next week for Black Friday with one mission — big savings. But that’s not the only thing that compels them to hit the stores.

11/20/2014

A Brooklyn company says the 'Scough' is a fashionable way to fight the flu. (Credit: CBS2)

Brooklyn Company Says The ‘Scough’ Will Keep You Fashionable While Fighting The Flu

The cold and flu season has arrived, but now there is a product that claims to help fight the flu in style.

11/18/2014

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

Rate Hikes Approved For CL&P, United Illuminating Customers

The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority announced Monday its approval of higher standard service rates proposed by Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating.

11/18/2014

A car with a flat tire after hitting a pothole on the Belt Parkway in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, Feb. 14, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

CBS2 Investigates: Faulty Tire Repairs Pose Serious Threat To Roadway Safety

It could happen to anyone; you’re driving along and suddenly your tire gets a puncture.

11/17/2014

Royal Caribbean unveils new smartship 'Quantum of the Seas' in New York area. (Credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

‘Quantum Of The Seas’ New Breed Of Cruise Ship Arrives In New York Area

The ship can hold some 5,000 passengers, it took just over a week to make the trip from Southampton to Bayonne and will be in the New York area for the next 6 months.

11/12/2014

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New ‘Perfectly Fit’ Calvin Klein Ads Spark Outrage On Twitter

Popular designer Calvin Klein has come under fire for displaying a size 10 model in its ads for the ‘Perfectly Fit’ underwear line.

11/11/2014

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Nissan Recalls More Than 52,000 Vehicles Over Faulty Air Bags

Nissan is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.

11/09/2014

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Post Office To Deliver Packages On Sundays During The Holidays

Seven-day delivery will run from Nov. 17 through Christmas Day in response to anticipated growing demands.

11/06/2014

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NJ Man Charged $3,750, Not $37.50 For Bottle Of Wine At Bobby Flay Steak In AC

That’s really something to whine about!

11/06/2014

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International Toy Fair At Javits Center

The Jacob Javits Center has turned into a huge playground. The 108th Annual International Toy Fair is in Manhattan this week showcasing the hottest trends in the industry.

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 20: Supermodel Adriana Lima reveals the $2 million bombshell fantasy bra designed by Damiani exclusively for Victoria's Secret at Victoria's Secret, SoHo on October 20, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Adriana Lima Models $2 Million Victoria’s Secret Bra

Supermodel Adriana Lima reveals the $2 million bombshell fantasy bra designed by Damiani exclusively for Victoria’s Secret at Victoria’s Secret, SoHo on October 20, 2010 in New York City.

Filene's Running of the Brides

Filene’s Basement Running Of The Brides

Deal-hungry women create an annual spectacle.

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