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Retailers are offering Fourth of July sales (Credit: CBS 2)

Retailers Ramping Up Fourth Of July Sales

While many will flock to the beach, retailers want people to head indoors this holiday weekend, so “sale” signs are popping up everywhere.

07/02/2014

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Graco Recalls 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats In Largest Seat Recall In U.S. History

Graco Children’s Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, agreeing to government demands in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.

07/01/2014

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Tri-State Area Gas Prices Soar Ahead Of Fourth Of July

AAA predicts about 35 million Americans will hit the road for the Fourth of July holiday, the most since 2007.

06/28/2014

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Nestle Recalls 10,000 Cartons Of Haagan-Daz Ice Cream Due To Mislabeled Packaging

Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are mislabeled.

06/28/2014

First-ever sneaker pawn shop opens in Harlem (Credit: CBS 2)

Sneaker Pawn Shop Opens In Harlem

The father-son team have transformed their old Harlem apartment into a shop specializing in high-end sneakers, making it easier for the two who typically buy and sell online.

06/27/2014

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High Court Won’t Reinstate New York City’s Big Soda Ban

Guzzlers prevailed Thursday as New York’s highest court refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on the sale of big sodas, ruling that the city’s health department overstepped its bounds.

06/26/2014

Industry insiders got a look at the latest and greatest gadgets during Consumer Electronics Week. (Credit: CBS 2)

Industry Insiders Check Out The Latest And Greatest Gadgets At Consumer Electronics Week

The event gives industry insiders a chance to check out the latest and greatest gadgets and electronics.

06/25/2014

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Temperatures Are Rising, But Home Cooling Costs Don’t Have To

With hot summer days now here, there is no better time to look at your home cooling system.

06/24/2014

A Gap employee fixes a display of jeans. (Credit: Getty Images)

Looking To Save? Hit Stores Early In The Week

Style and retail expert Brittney Levine said Mondays or Tuesdays are hands down shoppers’ best bets for discounts at almost every store.

06/23/2014

A woman users her cellphone. (credit: Getty Images)

Crime Data Shows iPhone ‘Kill Switch’ Cuts Thefts

Apple’s addition of a “kill switch” to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

06/19/2014

Atlantic City casinos (file/credit: Getty Images)

Poll: Some New Jersey Gamblers Would Use New York Casinos, But Most Prefer Atlantic City

About 12 percent of New Jersey gamblers would take their business to one or more of the four new casinos being built in New York, according to a new poll.

06/16/2014

FILE -- JetBlue planes sit at their gates at John F. Kennedy Airport. (Credit: Getty Images)

Airlines Roll Out New Tactics In Fight Against Unruly Passengers

A passenger recently went berserk on a JetBlue flight from JFK to Las Vegas, and it was all caught on video.

06/16/2014

Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

World Cup Fever Has New Yorkers Noticing Soccer Stars On And Off The Field

World Cup excitement has hit a fever pitch in New York, but for many people the interest in soccer stars goes beyond their talents on the field.

06/14/2014

A British study will attempt to determine how regular cellphone use impacts cognitive development in children. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Will Focus On Physical, Psychological Impact Of Cellphones On Children

A new study is trying to find out if rampant cellphone use is damaging the developing brains of children.

06/11/2014

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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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