Consumer

Theodora Blanchfield opens a surprise box with items from Stitch Fix. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Companies Offer Monthly Surprise Delivered To Your Doorstep

Customers pay from $10 to hundreds of dollars for subscription boxes each month, signing up for everything from beauty products to clothing and even underwear.

04/08/2015

McDonalds sirloin third pound burgers (McDonald's)

McDonald’s Adding Bigger Burger ‘Sirloin Third Pound’ To Its Menu

McDonald’s says it’s introducing a trio of “Sirloin Third Pound” burgers for a limited time starting later this month, the latest sign the chain is pushing to improve perceptions about the quality of its food.

04/07/2015

Lance Drucker, CEO and president of Drucker Wealth Management (credit: CBS2)

Financial Expert: Make Saving A Priority

April is Financial Literacy Month, and studies are painting a harsh picture about how poorly educated people are when it comes to managing their money.

04/05/2015

Gas Pump (file / credit: clipart.com)

AAA: New Jersey Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Motorists continue to see lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

04/04/2015

Some medical experts say the popular drug Cipro could come with unwanted side effects. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Is The Antibiotic ‘Cipro’ A Prescription For Danger?

Cipro is a common antibiotic that is prescribed for treating a number of bacterial infections, but some say it may be a prescription for danger.

04/03/2015

Researchers say there may be a link between bleach and illness in children. (Credit: CBS2)

Research Points To Link Between Use Of Bleach, Infections In Children

They found that children living in homes that are cleaned with bleach weekly had a 20 percent higher rate of childhood infections than those who did not.

04/03/2015

Drug makers say Flibanserin can be used to treat low sex drive in women. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Could A Little Pink Pill Be The Answer To Low Sex Drive In Women?

The drug maker, Sprout, said 45 percent of women who took the drug experienced increased desire.

03/31/2015

A Wegmans in Hunt Valley, Maryland (file / credit: Wegmans)

Wegmans, Other Companies Recall Spinach Over Listeria Worries

Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food – including one affiliated with a grocery store chain that operates in the Tri-State Area — have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns.

03/24/2015

Sal Mazzaro shows off his utility bill - Lynbrook, NY - Jul 7, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Could Become First State To Ban Variable-Rate Utility Contracts

Consumers are often tempted to opt for variable rates with electric utility companies, hoping to lower their bills.

03/24/2015

Laptop Computer (credit: clipart.com)

What Are Businesses Doing To Battle Security Breaches by Hackers?

It’s happened again. Another big health insurance provider said someone hacked their customer’s information.

03/22/2015

Editor in Chief of Nextpert Report, Katlean De Monchy, and CBS2's Andrea Grymes talk latest fashion trends for Spring 2015 (Credit: CBS2)

Spring Forward With A Fashion Preview From Nextpert Report’s Katlean De Monchy

CBS2’s Andrea Grymes got together with Editor in Chief of Nextpert Report, Katlean De Monchy, to chat about what’s in store for this season’s fashion trends.

03/21/2015

The Architectural Digest Home Show at Pier 94. (Credit: CBS2)

Trendiest Home Decor On Display At Architectural Digest Home Show

The best in home design has gone on display at the Architectural Digest Home Show, with everything from the latest furnishings to technology.

03/19/2015

Boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese sit are on a store shelf on August 4, 2011 in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Kraft Recalls 242,000 Cases Of Macaroni & Cheese Due To Small Metal Pieces

Kraft Foods announced Tuesday that it was recalling 242,000 cases of its famous macaroni and cheese because there might be small pieces of metal in with the easy-to-cook food.

03/17/2015

Shoe styles for spring 2015 are hitting store shelves. (Credit: Cindy Hsu/CBS2)

Put The Winter Boots Away And Step Into A Hot New Pair Of Spring Shoes

With the weather warming up lots of people are ready to break out the spring shoes.

03/13/2015

This Lamborghini phone sells for $6,000. (credit: CBS2)

Luxury Technology Show Offers Glimpse Of High-Priced Electronics

The Luxury Technology Show is behing held at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street in Chelsea.

03/12/2015