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Seen At 11: Seller Beware: Some Online Electronic Trade-In Sites Don’t Deliver What They Offer

You’ve probably heard about the various websites that will give you cash for your old electronics, including cellphones– but sellers beware.

03/25/2015

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What Are Businesses Doing To Battle Security Breaches by Hackers?

It’s happened again. Another big health insurance provider said someone hacked their customer’s information.

03/22/2015

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Trader Joe’s Recalls Some Walnut Products Over Potential Salmonella Concerns

Trader Joe’s has announced it is recalling certain lots of raw walnuts over potential salmonella concerns.

03/20/2015

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Gov. Christie Signs Bill Allowing Sale Of Tesla Cars In New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Gov. Chris Christie has signed a measure that would allow the sale of Tesla and other zero-emission cars in New Jersey. Christie signed the bill Wednesday. The new law comes about […]

03/18/2015

Shoe styles for spring 2015 are hitting store shelves. (Credit: Cindy Hsu/CBS2)

Put The Winter Boots Away And Step Into A Hot New Pair Of Spring Shoes

With the weather warming up lots of people are ready to break out the spring shoes.

03/13/2015

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JetBlue Passenger Claims Lax Security Allowed Thief To Make Off With Her Luggage At LaGuardia

A woman who had just arrived at LaGuardia Airport spotted a thief running-off with her bag, and tried to get it back.

03/04/2015

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Group Hopes To Open Sports, Gambling Resort At Site Of Old Catskills Hotel

Developers who failed to land a casino license at the site of an old Borscht Belt hotel in the Catskills hope to build a smaller sports and gambling resort there.

02/25/2015

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Sen. Schumer Proposing Bill To Keep Unsafe Rental Cars Off Roads

Sen. Charles Schumer says he’s trying again with legislation to require car rental companies to fix vehicles subject to a manufacturer’s recall before handing them over to customers.

02/21/2015

Flushing, NY, from Louis & Gabrielle. (Credit: Louis E Sarmiento)

Experts Weigh In With Techniques To Heat Your Home And Reduce Energy Bills

The frigid temperatures are sticking around for a while, but there are Still things you can do to make your house warmer and lower your energy bills.

02/13/2015

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Group Affiliated With ISIS Hacks Newsweek’s Twitter Account

Newsweek’s Twitter feed was briefly hacked this morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State.

02/10/2015

Bottles of soda are displayed on a shelf on January 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Assemblyman Wants To Bring Warning Labels To Sugary Drinks In New York

Could a can of soda be treated like a pack of cigarettes? If one New York State lawmaker gets his way all sugary drinks will come with health warning labels.

02/09/2015

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TurboTax Resumes Filing Of State Returns After Suspension Over Fraud Risk

TurboTax has temporarily stopped processing state tax returns due to an increase in fraudulent filings.

02/06/2015

The ground may be covered in snow, but the hottest shoes for spring were on display in Midtown. (Credit: CBS)

The Latest Spring Footwear Styles Are On Display At The Shoe Show In Midtown

Anyone getting tired of trudging around in snow boots will be happy to hear that the latest styles for spring have been unveiled in Midtown.

02/05/2015

Ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, the iconic Madelaine chocolate company has been given new life. (Credit: CBS2)

Iconic New York Chocolate Company ‘Madelaine’ Finds New Life After Sandy

Chocoholics rejoice! A New York City chocolate institution has new life after Superstorm Sandy nearly washed it up.

01/29/2015

A demonstration of a bracelet loaded with pepper spray that can be used in self-defense. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: New Devices Can Offer Personal Protection On The Go

A bracelet loaded with pepper spray is a fashion accessory that can come in handy during a life threatening emergency.

01/14/2015

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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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