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Air Warriors Range Master Extreme Dart Blaster toy gun sold at Walmart (Walmart.com)

AG Eric Schneiderman Seeks Toy Gun Ban In New York

Schneiderman’s office announced Thursday that letters were sent to Walmart, Amazon, Kmart and Sears telling them to follow a state law intended to ensure that toy guns aren’t mistaken for the real thing.

12/18/2014

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New Jersey Gas Prices Continue To Drop

Motorists continue to see sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

12/13/2014

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How Low Will It Go? Gas Prices Expected To Drop Even More In 2015

The Energy Department has again lowered its prediction for the average price of a gallon of gas next year to $2.60.

12/10/2014

An employee rings up sales at a cash register at a  Walmart in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles on Black Friday, November 29, 2013. US stocks Friday moved higher in a holiday-shortened session following better eurozone economic data and positive early assessments of "Black Friday" shopping traffic by some leading retailers.    AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

Expert: Holiday Shoppers Need To Read The Fine Print Before Jumping On Dazzling Deals

Holiday shopping may not be for the faint of heart, and the dazzling deals out there sometimes come with fine print that shoppers should read.

12/08/2014

Some motor oil products now banned by New Jersey. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Bans 19 Motor Oil Products Over Viscosity Discrepancies

The State Office of Weights and Measures said lab testing showed the viscosity on labels of the banned oil did not match the oil itself.

12/04/2014

FILE -- A small drone (Credit: Getty Images)

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

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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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