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New Year, New You? Affordable Beauty Trends To Try In 2015

Thousands of makeup, skin and hair care items line the shelves, so which do you choose?

01/13/2015

Police put the brakes on a long line of drivers out for cheap gas in Edison, New Jersey on Friday, Jan. 9. (Credit: CBS2)

Traffic Spills Onto Highway As Drivers In Edison Brave Long Lines For Cheap Gas

Gas prices in Edison caused cars to spill out onto the highway, and police had to intervene on Friday.

01/09/2015

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Some Women Furious After Target Says Plus-Size Line Will Only Be Sold Online

A full-sized controversy has erupted at retail giant Target, with a new store policy leaving some women feeling insulted and excluded.

01/09/2015

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Retired Educator Wins $326M Mega Millions Jackpot, Largest Jackpot In NY History

The winner, a retired educator from Sullivan County, is the sole winner of the Nov. 4 jackpot and is the biggest jackpot winner in state’s history.

01/08/2015

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Energy-Savings Tags On Appliances Might Be Helpful, But Are They Accurate?

Appliances for sale at stores come with yellow energy-saving tags which give shoppers an idea of how much it will cost to run the appliance. But CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco found it could cost much more depending on what state you live in.

01/07/2015

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NYC Tourism Agency Releases Video Touting Harlem As Tourist Hot Spot

The city’s tourism agency, NYC & Company, released a short documentary Wednesday that spotlights the northern Manhattan neighborhood’s restaurants, music venues and theaters.

01/07/2015

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Dr. Max Gomez: Healthcare Experts Express Concern Over ‘Superfood’ Powders

There is a new trend in the supplement world known as ‘superfood powders.’

01/06/2015

All Electronics must be recycled in New York State beginning in 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Electronics Must Be Recycled Effective Jan. 1, 2015 Under NYS Law

As the dawn of 2015 arrives, New York state residents are reminded that new rules will be enacted for the disposing of electronics.

12/31/2014

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Shoppers Flood Stores To Return Gifts, Use Gift Cards

Stores were crowded on the Saturday after Christmas, but it was calm in the Tri-State Area.

12/27/2014

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Last Minute Christmas Shoppers Hit Stores

There’s just a few hours left to complete your Christmas shopping list.

12/24/2014

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What Last-Minute Christmas Gifts Are You Rushing To Find?

The holiday shopping rush is on.

12/23/2014

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Still Looking For Holiday Gifts? CBS2’s Alex Denis Has The Ultimate Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Guide

Check out these suggestions for everyone from the fashionista to the techie in your life.

12/22/2014

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Airlines Say They’re Being Cheated By Skiplagged Airfare Savings Site

Airfares seem to keep on climbing, but a 23-year-old computer whiz found a way to save you hundreds of dollars on airline tickets.

12/19/2014

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Creative Gift Ideas For Those Who Have Everything

We’re all on a holiday shopping mission at this time of year, and some people struggle for ideas.

12/18/2014

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AG Eric Schneiderman Seeks Toy Gun Ban In New York

Schneiderman’s office announced Thursday that letters were sent to Walmart, Amazon, Kmart and Sears telling them to follow a state law intended to ensure that toy guns aren’t mistaken for the real thing.

12/18/2014