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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

Royal Caribbean unveils new smartship 'Quantum of the Seas' in New York area. (Credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

‘Quantum Of The Seas’ New Breed Of Cruise Ship Arrives In New York Area

The ship can hold some 5,000 passengers, it took just over a week to make the trip from Southampton to Bayonne and will be in the New York area for the next 6 months.

11/12/2014

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New ‘Perfectly Fit’ Calvin Klein Ads Spark Outrage On Twitter

Popular designer Calvin Klein has come under fire for displaying a size 10 model in its ads for the ‘Perfectly Fit’ underwear line.

11/11/2014

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Nissan Recalls More Than 52,000 Vehicles Over Faulty Air Bags

Nissan is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.

11/09/2014

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Post Office To Deliver Packages On Sundays During The Holidays

Seven-day delivery will run from Nov. 17 through Christmas Day in response to anticipated growing demands.

11/06/2014

Screaming Eagle wine (Winesearcher.com)

NJ Man Charged $3,750, Not $37.50 For Bottle Of Wine At Bobby Flay Steak In AC

That’s really something to whine about!

11/06/2014

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

Lays potato chips new flavor contest (Facebook)

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

Water flows from a tap (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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

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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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