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Supreme Court: Companies With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception

The 5-4 ruling in the so-called “Hobby Lobby” case upheld the right of the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby craft stores — 600 nationwide — to opt out of a provision of Obamacare that mandates free birth control.

06/30/2014

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Facebook Tampers With News Feed Of Nearly 700,000 Users As Part Of A Psychological Experiment

“The experiment manipulated the extent to which [689,003 people] were exposed to emotional expressions in their News Feed,” the authors wrote.

06/30/2014

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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

The Fancy Food Show is set to open in New York on Sunday. (Credit: CBS 2)

A Tasty Preview Of The Fancy Food Show, North America’s Largest Specialty Food Exhibition

Exhibitors have come from around the world to the tri-state area to show New Yorkers what’s next in the world of food.

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

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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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New Gun Safety PSA Shows Children Playing With Sex Toys

A new public service announcement that takes aim at gun safety doesn’t play around.

06/27/2014

A 32-ounce soda is filled at a Manhattan McDonalds. (Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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

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Supreme Court Leaves In Place A Ban On Sports Betting In NJ

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks.

06/23/2014

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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

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L.I. Woman Says Gas Meter May Be To Blame For Outrageous Incorrect Bills

A Long Island woman’s battle with her power company has been heating up, as her bills have gone from $150 to over $3,000 a month.

06/16/2014