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Toys on the shelves of "Where To Turn", a Staten Island non-profit designed to help Sandy victims find holiday gifts. (Credit Jim Smith WCBS 880)

Staten Island Non-Profit Provides Holiday Gifts For Sandy Victims

A non-profit organization has opened a charity store on Staten Island that will spend the season providing gifts to Superstorm Sandy victims.

12/07/2013

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More Applicants Emerge As New York State Prepares To Grant Casino Licenses

More potential competitors for upstate New York casino licenses are emerging despite an increasingly crowded Northeast market.

12/07/2013

The New York Shoe Expo offers a sneak peek at hot spring trends. (credit: CBS 2)

One Step Ahead: New York Shoe Expo Showcases Hot Spring Trends

The New York Shoe Expo is a shoe lover’s dream, a three-day showcase of thousands of new designs from all over the world.

12/04/2013

Cyber Monday specials are seen on the Costo website. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ready, Set, Click: Consumers Take Advantage Of Cyber Monday Sales

The National Retail Federation says a record 141 million shopped over the holiday weekend, up from 139 million people last year, but total spending was down nearly three percent from last year.

12/02/2013

Shoppers get an early start on holiday purchases at a Best Buy in Jersey City. (Credit TV 10/55)

Holiday Sales Draw Bigger Crowds But Spending May Be Down

But total spending is expected to fall for the first time ever since the trade group began tracking it in 2006, according to the survey that was released on Sunday. Over the four days, spending fell an estimated 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion.

12/01/2013

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Buyer Beware: Negative Online Reviews Could End Up Costing You Big

If you have ever written a negative online review of a product or service it could wind up costing you thousands of dollars and causing countless headaches.

11/30/2013

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)

Analysts: Thanksgiving Retail Openings May Have Cut Into Black Friday Sales

A few retailers opened stores on Thanksgiving for the last few years. This year, at least a dozen major retailers did so, with some opening earlier in the day. That led some analysts to question whether the Thanksgiving openings would take away sales on Black Friday.

11/30/2013

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Friday Fades To Black, But Consumers Have Their Eyes On Cyber Monday

Black Friday 2013 was so big it couldn’t fit into just one day. Holiday shoppers were out in full force Friday night. Some of the nation’s biggest stores have been open since Thursday night.

11/29/2013

Hundreds of demonstrators rally before marching and blocking traffic in a major intersection outside a Wal-Mart store during rush hour September 5, 2013 in Hyattsville, Maryland.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Activists Rally Outside Secaucus Walmart To Demand Higher Wages

The company’s CEO is defending the retail giant. Bill Simon says his stores offers opportunity.

11/29/2013

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)

Black Friday Shoppers Flock To Stores To Snag Best Deals

With Thanksgiving here and gone and Chanukah in full effect, the mad rush of the holiday shopping season officially kicks off with Black Friday.

11/29/2013

Shoppers get an early start on holiday purchases at a Best Buy in Jersey City. (Credit TV 10/55)

Black Friday Shopping Frenzy Underway

Thousands of die hard shoppers ran through the doors at Macy’s Herald Square store which opened on Thanksgiving for the first time in its 155 year history.

11/28/2013

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Credit Card Purchases Could Pay Off This Holiday Season

As the holiday shopping season arrives, paying with plastic could mean reaping big rewards.

11/27/2013

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Seen At 11: New Breed Of Carjackers Target Tri-State Area Drivers

Carjackings have been on the rise because new technology has made them virtually impossible to hot wire. There is also a growing market for nice cars.

11/26/2013

Shoppers fill Macy's during the Black Friday sales on Nov. 23, 2012, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Beware Of Misleading ‘Bargains’ On Black Friday

Shoppers who are getting ready to rush out the door on Friday morning in search of Black Friday deals may want to slow down.

11/26/2013

Meality promises to make it easier for shoppers to zero in on the best clothes for their body. (credit: CBS 2)

New Machine Helps Clothing Shoppers Find Perfect Size

The new machine, called Meality, promises to make it easier for people to zero in on the best clothes for their body.

11/22/2013

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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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