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Concern Over Small Particles Of Glass Prompts Corona Beer Recall

Defects in some bottles may cause small particles of glass to break off and fall into the bottle, the company said in a statement.

08/20/2014

Businesses hope the 'Brooklyn Made' logo will draw attention to their products. (Credit:CBS 2)

Businesses Look To ‘Brooklyn Made’ Logo To Make Products Stand Out

Brooklyn has become the ‘it’ borough, and some companies claim that their products are made there. Soon 4 dozen businesses will be able to prove it.

08/19/2014

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NY Thrift Shops Told To Stop Selling Children’s Clothing With Drawstrings

They are clothing that in rare cases can kill. New York banned or restricted the use of drawstrings in children’s clothing more than a decade ago — and the feds followed suit in recent years. But you can still find “drawstring dangers” on store shelves.

08/19/2014

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Seen At 11: New Breed Of Apps Put High-Tech Pet Help At Your Fingertips

From transporting to walking to feedings, and more the latest apps put high-tech pet help right at your fingertips.

08/15/2014

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McCormick Company Issues Voluntary Recall Of Oregano Over Salmonella Concerns

The product was shipped to 41 states including New Jersey and New York, and has ‘best by’ dates of August 21 and 22, of 2016.

08/15/2014

BAYSHORE, NY - AUGUST 13:    A car is abandoned on a flooded Brooke Ave following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York. The south shore of Long Island along with the tri-state region saw record setting rain that caused roads to flood entrapping some motorists.  (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Buyer Beware! Shady Dealers Could Be Selling Water Damaged Cars With Clean Titles

Experts warn that some of the hundreds of cars that were flooded out on Long Island roadways this week could eventually show up back on the market with no evidence that they had been water-logged.

08/15/2014

Your insurance card is the latest target for identity thieves looking for free health care. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Identity Thieves May Be After Your Health Insurance

In the wrong hands your insurance card is worth a fortune. It’s actually the largest target of identity thieves who want it to obtain free health care.

08/08/2014

Some restaurants place menu items strategically to get diners to spend more than they expected. (Credit:CBS 2)

Feast Your Eyes On This: The Dish On Menu Tricks And Dining Deception

Summer nights are great time to dine out, but thanks to something that you might not know about menus you could wind up spending more than you expect.

08/07/2014

Police arrest Susan Porfido-Gibson following an alleged drunk driving incident in Toms River. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Toms River Mother Came Home To Drunk Babysitter, Crying Toddler

Police in New Jersey say a mother came home from work to find her child crying next to his babysitter who had apparently passed out drunk.

08/04/2014

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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

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Morton Williams Supermarket Boycotts Turkish Food Products In Support Of Israel

“We will lift our own boycott of Turkish products when [Prime Minister] Erdogan changes his anti-Semitic course,” said CEO Morton Sloan.

07/23/2014

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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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Could Online Key Duplicators Make It Easier For Home Break-Ins?

Camera phones and cyberspace are making it easier to make copies of your keys without ever stepping foot inside a hardware store.

07/19/2014

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

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Tips On Buying The Safest Cars For Teens

83 percent of parents who purchased vehicles for their teens bought used cars, but as CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported, not all used cars are equal.

07/16/2014

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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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