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Seen At 11: Keeping Your Credit Card Information On Lock With A ‘Security Freeze’

The “security freeze” is the number one tool to prevent crooks from stealing your credit card information. But the problem is that not many people use it.

12/10/2014

Vehicles slow for tolls before crossing the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Consumers Paying The Price For Truck Toll Hikes

While, as of this past Sunday, many drivers are paying up to $14 to cross the George Washington, Bayonne and Goethals bridges, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the Outerbridge Crossing, the cash toll for 18-wheelers is now $114.

12/10/2014

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You Can Own Kate Middleton’s Style — And For Less

Kate Middleton has wowed New York City with her style. But you don’t need a royal bank account to dress like the duchess.

12/09/2014

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Seen At 11: New Beauty Products Promise Protection From Pollution

A recent study found 34% of women polled worry about what pollution is doing to their skin. Now, the beauty industry is also taking notice.

12/08/2014

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Expert: Holiday Shoppers Need To Read The Fine Print Before Jumping On Dazzling Deals

Holiday shopping may not be for the faint of heart, and the dazzling deals out there sometimes come with fine print that shoppers should read.

12/08/2014

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AAA: Gas Prices Likely To Stay Low Through Winter

Those traveling by car this holiday season can breathe a little easier, and with a heavier wallet.

12/06/2014

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Radio Free Montone: Cabbie Chaos

Before Bill de Blasio bans carriage horses, he’s trying his hand at horse trading.

12/05/2014

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Seniors Seeing Student Loan Payments Taken Out Of Social Security Checks

Millions of Americans are having difficulty paying off their student loans, and some senior citizens are finding out what happens if they default on those loans.

12/04/2014

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Recreational Drones Are A Hot Holiday Item, But They Could Land Users In Legal Trouble

Recreational drones are a hot ticket item this holiday season, but there are things you need to know to operate the unmanned aircraft without getting into legal trouble.

12/02/2014

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Regulators Propose Slashing CL&P Rate Increase

A draft decision issued Monday by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority reduces the amount sought by the utility by more than $100 million.

12/02/2014

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Throng Goes Online To Shop For Cyber Monday

The Monday after Thanksgiving has been the biggest online shopping day of the year since 2010.

12/01/2014

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Feds Warn Holiday Shoppers About Counterfeit Goods

The federal government is sounding the alarm about counterfeit goods that look all too real.

11/30/2014

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Save Some Extra Bucks With Cyber Monday Deals

Experts say the key is organization. Make a list of what you want to buy and stick to a budget.

11/30/2014

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Freshly-Cut Christmas Trees Increase In Price

Expect to pay more this season for a freshly-cut Christmas tree.

11/29/2014

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As Holiday Season Kicks Into High Gear, So Do Tempers On The Road

You might hear a lot of horns blaring during the holiday weekend with crowded parking lots at the shopping malls, streets filled with traffic and tempers flaring.

11/29/2014