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Your insurance card is the latest target for identity thieves looking for free health care. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Identity Thieves May Be After Your Health Insurance

In the wrong hands your insurance card is worth a fortune. It’s actually the largest target of identity thieves who want it to obtain free health care.

08/08/2014

Some restaurants place menu items strategically to get diners to spend more than they expected. (Credit:CBS 2)

Feast Your Eyes On This: The Dish On Menu Tricks And Dining Deception

Summer nights are great time to dine out, but thanks to something that you might not know about menus you could wind up spending more than you expect.

08/07/2014

Police arrest Susan Porfido-Gibson following an alleged drunk driving incident in Toms River. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Toms River Mother Came Home To Drunk Babysitter, Crying Toddler

Police in New Jersey say a mother came home from work to find her child crying next to his babysitter who had apparently passed out drunk.

08/04/2014

Carts outside of a Target store. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Survey: Back-To-School Shopping Kicks Off 2 Months Before School Starts

Believe it or not, back-to-school shopping has already begun. Parents are getting the chore out of the way early, to take advantage of sales and make sure they get the goods before retailers sell out.

07/29/2014

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Morton Williams Supermarket Boycotts Turkish Food Products In Support Of Israel

“We will lift our own boycott of Turkish products when [Prime Minister] Erdogan changes his anti-Semitic course,” said CEO Morton Sloan.

07/23/2014

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Resentment Brews Among Some Williamsburg Residents As Starbucks Sets Up Shop

There is a new resident in Williamsburg, and not everyone is celebrating. A Starbucks opened on Union Ave and Ainslie Street, on Monday morning.

07/21/2014

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Could Online Key Duplicators Make It Easier For Home Break-Ins?

Camera phones and cyberspace are making it easier to make copies of your keys without ever stepping foot inside a hardware store.

07/19/2014

Devices like the iSwimband can connect to smartphone apps and make it easier for parents to monitor children while they swim. (Credit: CBS 2)

Potentially Life-Saving App Gives Parents Peace Of Mind During Summer Swimming Season

Swim season is in full swing, but taking your eyes off of your children for even a second can lead to tragedy.

07/16/2014

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Tips On Buying The Safest Cars For Teens

83 percent of parents who purchased vehicles for their teens bought used cars, but as CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported, not all used cars are equal.

07/16/2014

Once only found in luxury cars, digital dashboards are becoming more mainstream. (Credit: CBS 2)

Digital Dashboards: Safer Driving Or Just Another Distraction?

Once only found in luxury cars, digital dashboards are becoming more mainstream.

07/15/2014

You can turn your phone or tablet into a virtual mirror. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Shoppers Turn Phones, Tablets Into Virtual Mirrors

For a lot of people, shopping means having to make too many decisions. But not anymore.

07/14/2014

Experts say logging onto some Wi-Fi hotspots could leave users vulnerable to hackers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Experts: Wi-Fi Hotspots Can Leave Users Vulnerable To Identity Theft

Free Wi-Fi can be found everywhere, from the airport to public parks, and even coffee shops.

07/13/2014

A sign is posted in front of a Whole Foods store. (file/credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Whole Foods Recalls Salads Sold In Tri-State Area Stores

Whole Foods is recalling two pre-packaged salads sold in the Tri-State area due to a mislabeling of allergens.

07/09/2014

New York's online health insurance marketplace (Credit: CBSNewYork.com)

Some NY Health Exchange Insurers Seek Sharp Hikes

Some insurance companies participating in New York’s health care exchange want to jack up rates, raising new fears about the cost of medical insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

07/03/2014

FILE -- A plane takes off at LaGuardia Airport. (Credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Insured Travelers Collecting Payouts For Their Troubles

Stuart Kritz’s plane was stuck on the tarmac for two hours and he arrived in Phoenix five hours late. But he was paid for his delay.

07/02/2014

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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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