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A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014

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

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

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DiNapoli: Millions Of New Yorkers Living In Homes Above Affordability Level

Affordable housing is defined by the federal government as being below 30 percent of household income. DiNapoli says more than 3 million households statewide paid at least 30 percent of their 2012 income for a place to live.

03/10/2014

CBS 2's Cindy Hsu discusses the NJ Home Show with HG TV' Chip Wade. (Credit CBS 2)

Latest In Design Trends And Remodeling Ideas Unveiled At The New Jersey Home Show

On Saturday morning, CBS 2′s Cindy Hsu sat down with designer and contractor Chip Wade to discuss the show and his tips for home remodeling.

03/08/2014

Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice announces counterfeit beauty goods bust (credit: Nassau DA's Office)

Nassau DA: Phony Chapstick, Baby Oil Among Products Seized In $2 Million Counterfeit Bust

Two brothers have been arrested and charged on Long Island for operating what authorities called a sophisticated counterfeiting operation involving many popular health and beauty products.

03/07/2014

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RadioShack Closing 1,100 Stores As Troubles Grow

RadioShack said it plans to close up to 1,100 stores in the U.S. and reported a wider quarterly loss after a disappointing holiday season.

03/04/2014

Counterfeit Cosmetics

Seen At 11: Counterfeit Cosmetics May Be Harmful To Your Health

Bogus beauty products may be harmful to your health and they’re being peddled to unsuspecting shoppers online.

02/27/2014

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Sen. Schumer Calls On Feds To Regulate ‘Smart Car’ Technology

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on federal regulators to set guidelines to protect consumers as car companies collect personal information through “smart car” technology and sell it to third parties.

02/23/2014

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Online Scammers Claim To Bear Bad News While Targeting Your Personal Information

A new Internet scam looks legitimate but has the potential to unleash a Pandora’s box of viruses and spyware onto your computer.

02/18/2014

Brake lights illuminated as traffic backs up at a toll plaza. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: ‘Magic Tank’ Could Come To The Rescue If You Run Out Of Gas

Running out of gas can be a frustrating and scary experiences. It’s one of the top reasons people get stranded according to the Automobile Association of America.

02/12/2014

Graco issues recall over car seat buckles and is offering affected customers free replacements. (credit: gracobaby.com)

Graco Issues Recall Over Stuck Car Seat Buckles; Feds Seek Wider Recall

Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. The recall covers 11 models sold from 2009 through 2013 by Graco Children’s Products Inc. of Atlanta.

02/11/2014

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Winter Utility Bills Soaring For Some Con Ed Customers

The unusually cold temperatures means some Con Ed customers are paying an average of 15 to 20 percent more this year than last to heat their homes and keep the lights on.

02/10/2014

Two-liter bottles of soda (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Haven Mayor Proposes Statewide Soda Tax To Fight Obesity

Mayor Toni Harp says a 2 percent tax on high-calorie sugary drinks would reduce sales of the beverage and generate about $144 million in revenue.

02/10/2014

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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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