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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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CVS Caremark Plans To Stop Sales Of Tobacco Products

The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1.

02/05/2014

A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target, Neiman Marcus Executives Testify On Data Breaches

John Mulligan, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Target, said the retailer has taken actions to shore up security following the massive breach of millions of consumers’ data.

02/04/2014

Super Bowl XLVIII preps at MetLife Stadium as seen from Chopper 880, Jan. 8, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Officials Warn Super Bowl Is Tough Time For Those With Gambling Problems

Jeff Beck with the Council of Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey said the group’s phones are usually ringing off the hook the day after the big game from people who realize they have a problem.

01/27/2014

The latest in household innovations were on display at the International Home And Houseware Show. (Credit CBS 2)

New Innovations In Houseware Set To Hit Store Shelves In 2014

If you are trying to make your home an easier or better place to live then you may be interested in some of the products that will be on display at the International Home and Houseware Show.

01/22/2014

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Email Causes Panic Among Target Customers Affected By Holiday Data Breach

An email sent to the roughly 70 million Target customers who may have been affected by a pre-Christmas data breach is causing panic among those who fear it could be an attempt to victimize them again.

01/18/2014

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Bay Shore School District Mulls Ban On Popular Energy Drinks

This would not be the first ban on energy drinks in Suffolk County. In March, a bill was passed that banned the sale and distribution of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 18 in county parks.

01/18/2014

A sign posted in a Flushing, Queens McDonald's asks customers to respect a 20 minute dining time limit. (Credit CBS 2)

Customer: Elderly Squatters Take Over Queens McDonald’s, Just Won’t Leave

McDonald’s has long prided itself on its ability to make customers say “I’m loving it” especially with its new McCafe atmosphere but at one location in Flushing elderly customers are sticking around for hours.

01/15/2014

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New York State, San Francisco Prosecutors Team Up To Probe Monster Energy Drink’s Marketing Tactics

The New York state attorney general and San Francisco city attorney have joined forces to investigate whether Monster Beverage Corp. is marketing its highly caffeinated drinks to children.

01/14/2014

A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target: Breach Affected Millions More Customers

Target’s pre-Christmas security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month.

01/10/2014

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Blast Of Arctic Temperatures Could Put Your Electronics On Thin Ice

The arctic blast has a lot of people tired of bundling up, but even worse many of those people have been surprised to learn that the extreme cold can do damage to electronic devices.

01/08/2014

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Gov. Cuomo To Announce New Stance On Medical Marijuana This Week

The announcement is expected to be made in his State of the State address later this week, it has caught some people off guard and has some, including supporters of medical marijuana, worried.

01/06/2014

There are post-holiday shopping deals all over. Retailers are eager to dump their latest products. (TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

What To Buy Now? Experts Say Post-Holiday Deals Are Everywhere

After the busy holiday season you’re probably feeling a little shopping fatigue. But if you’re avoiding stores and malls you might be missing out on some steep deals.

01/06/2014

Delta Air Lines plane (file/credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Computer Glitch Gives Some Lucky Fliers Cheap Airfare On Delta Air Lines

From about 10 a.m. to noon ET, certain Delta fares on the airline’s own website and other airfare booking sites were showing up incorrectly, offering some savvy bargain hunters incredible deals.

12/26/2013

People carry shopping bags along Broadway  in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Retailers Hoping To Draw In Shoppers With Post-Holiday Sales

Experts say items already marked down 70 percent before the holiday may now be slashed another 30 to 50 percent.

12/26/2013

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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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