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Jammers can be used to interrupt cell phone conversations, but they come with a serious risk. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Breaking The Rules To ‘Jam’ Annoying Cell Phone Conversations

If you have ever wished that you could flip a switch and put an end to another person’s annoying phone calls, you can, but there may be a hefty price to pay.

11/03/2014

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Some Harlem Businesses Display ‘No Hoodies Allowed’ Signs

It’s a sign that some business owners think are a deterrent to crime, and one that some residents find offensive.

10/27/2014

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Senators Ask Regulators For Nationwide Airbag Recall

Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts made the demand in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who oversees the NHTSA.

10/23/2014

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N.J. Nurse’s Wasabi Ginger Wins Lays New Flavor Potato Chip Contest

Frito-Lay announced Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gave people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists — Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese.

10/21/2014

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New Jersey Businessman Admits Stealing $100,000 Worth Of Water

A New Jersey businessman has admitted his role in a conspiracy to steal $100,000 in water, said Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

10/20/2014

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of October 8, 2014. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Ebola, Other Worries May Have Contributed To Rough Day On Wall Street

Stocks were deep in the red again on Wednesday, although they did rebound from a mid day swoon. At the closing bell the Dow was down 173 points at 16,141. Earlier in the day it had dipped below 16,000 for the first time since February.

10/15/2014

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JPMorgan Chase Breach Heightens Data Security Doubts

The New York-based bank disclosed Thursday that the breach compromised customer information pertaining to roughly 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.

10/03/2014

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Teens Distracted By Smartphones May Be Putting Themselves At Risk For Serious Injuries

We have all been told about the problems of distracted teenage drivers. Now, a new report finds that phones can also lead to accidents when teens are walking.

10/01/2014

Dental patients are out thousands of dollars after the shutdown of two orthodontic offices, including this one on Fordham Road in the Bronx. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Dental Patients Out Thousands After Offices Suddenly Shut Down

Dental patients are out thousands of dollars following the sudden shut down of two offices in Washington Heights and the Bronx. Now, they are calling for an investigation, and begging for their money back.

09/30/2014

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Cadillac Headquarters To Set Up Shop In New York Offices In 2015

General Motors’ 112-year-old luxury car division, founded in Detroit and named for the city’s founder, is moving its headquarters to New York.

09/23/2014

A growing number of chain restaurants are turning to E-Ordering technology. (credit: CBS 2)

Growing Number Of Restaurant Chains Are Turning To ‘E-Ordering’ Technology

At fourteen Panera locations customers will find a kiosk where they can order and pay, food is then delivered to their table.

09/22/2014

Customers line up to pay for their items at Toys"R"Us in Times Square on Thanksgiving day on November 28, 2013 in New York City.  Black Friday shopping began early again this year with most major retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving day. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

As Summer Fades, Retailers Set Their Sights On The Holiday Shopping Season

There was a chill in the air and a bit of winter this week, but is it too soon to shop for the winter holidays? Many retailers are ready when you are.

09/19/2014

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As The Summer Travel Season Ends, Gas Prices In New Jersey Are Falling

With summer wrapping up and New York area residents going on fewer road trips, gas prices are falling.

09/19/2014

Lines of people wait to get in the Apple store on Fifth Avenue on September 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo credit: CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Line Up Outside Apple Stores As iPhone 6 Goes On Sale

Many would-be buyers waited in line for days, including thousands that lined up for blocks near Apple’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue.

09/19/2014

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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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