Consumer

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

Paperwork for a bus lane violation. (Credit: CBS2)

Drivers Move From Courtroom To Web To Fight Parking, Bus Lane Tickets

Technology is a two-way street when it comes to parking violations in New York City.

03/12/2015

Palcohol makes a variety of powdered alcohol products. (credit: CBS 2)

Alcohol And Tobacco Tax And Trade Bureau Approves Powdered Alcohol

A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed up into drinks has gained approval from a federal agency.

03/11/2015

Apps to assist with grocery shopping have been exploding in popularity. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts: Grocery Shopping Apps Can Replace Lists, Save Money

It’s time to toss that handwritten shopping list that you keep crumpled in your purse or pocket.

03/11/2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces a settlement with credit reporting agencies March 9, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond?WCBS 880)

Disputing Credit Report Could Get Easier Under New Rules

The Monday announcement by the agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — comes after months of negotiations between the companies and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

03/09/2015

Lacey Katona, left, gets a check for $5 million from lottery officials.  (credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

N.J. Woman Wins $5 Million In ‘Cash Extravaganza’ Instant Game

“Anything can happen in Jersey,” and indeed it has for Lacey Katona, a young mother from Linden who won $5 million on a scratch ticket.

03/09/2015

PSEG Long Island is planning to roll out smart meters, but some residents have privacy concerns. (Credit: CBS2)

Planned Smart Electric Meters On Long Island Draw Fears About Privacy, Radiation

Power is going high-tech on Long Island, as PSEG rolls out a new way of measuring electricity use. But some are worried that the new meters might be invading their privacy.

03/06/2015

A JetBlue plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport  (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

JetBlue Passenger Claims Lax Security Allowed Thief To Make Off With Her Luggage At LaGuardia

A woman who had just arrived at LaGuardia Airport spotted a thief running-off with her bag, and tried to get it back.

03/04/2015

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Group Hopes To Open Sports, Gambling Resort At Site Of Old Catskills Hotel

Developers who failed to land a casino license at the site of an old Borscht Belt hotel in the Catskills hope to build a smaller sports and gambling resort there.

02/25/2015

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Ridgewood Water Customers Socked With High Bills After Meter Overhaul

A New Jersey water company overhauled its systems, but that was not a good thing for many customers who suddenly got socked with bills running into the thousands of dollars.

02/25/2015

Residents and lawmakers have unanswered questions about a pending mini-casino in Nassau County. (Credit: CBS2)

State Lawmaker Proposes Legislation To Block OTB Gaming Parlors On Long Island

A state lawmaker is introducing new legislation to prohibit the Off-Track Betting Corporation from building gambling parlors on Long Island.

02/23/2015

Airport Rental Car Center (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Sen. Schumer Proposing Bill To Keep Unsafe Rental Cars Off Roads

Sen. Charles Schumer says he’s trying again with legislation to require car rental companies to fix vehicles subject to a manufacturer’s recall before handing them over to customers.

02/21/2015

Sen. Robert Menendez (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Calls For Privacy Bill To Protect Consumers In Case Of Data Breaches

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) announced Friday that they plan to reintroduce a Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights to improve protection for consumer data.

02/20/2015