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AARP, Blumenthal Fight Proposed CL&P Rate Hike

A fight is brewing over a request by Connecticut’s largest utility to raise rates by $232 million to upgrade equipment following destructive storms.

08/26/2014

Got A Travel Nightmare Story? Tell Us About It!

A Maidan self-defence activist holds a stone by a barricade burned by them during clashes with residents of Kiev on August 9, 2014. (credit: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Some travel nightmares are […]

08/26/2014

A shelf at a Target store is stocked with back-to-school merchandise. (credit: Getty Images)

Experts: Changing Seasons, Labor Day Sales Create Perfect Shopping Scenario

Labor day weekend is another reminder that school is right around the corner, and parents are searching for deals.

08/25/2014

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Entenmann’s Bakery On Long Island Closing

A famed bakery has left Long Island after nearly a century.

08/23/2014

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DHS: More Than 1,000 U.S. Retailers Could Be Vulnerable To Data Hackers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday was warning shoppers that hackers could be eyeing their money.

08/22/2014

A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop  (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images  for Crumbs Bake Shop)

Cupcake Fans To Get Second Serving Of ‘Crumbs,’ Group Invests $6.5-Million In Failed Chain

An investment group is forking over $6.5-million for the failed cupcake chain. They’re hoping to find sweet success by offering a wider variety of treats that will include vegan and gluten-free options.

08/20/2014

Brooklyn residents have called on store owners to replace tattered American flags atop their businesses. (Credit: CBS 2)

Customers Call On Brooklyn Businesses To Replace Tattered American Flags

Residents are calling tattered, dirty, and shredded American flags above several Brooklyn stores a slap in the face to Old Glory.

08/20/2014

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Retailers Working Hard To Get Shoppers Offline, Through The Door

With more Americans shopping online, retailers are being forced to do more to get shoppers in the door.

08/20/2014

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New Jersey Hotel Settles Superstorm Sandy Price Gouging Case

The state alleged that the company engaged in 545 instances of price gouging from Oct. 27, 2012, to Nov. 5, 2012. The state’s complaint was filed in December 2012.

08/20/2014

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Concern Over Small Particles Of Glass Prompts Corona Beer Recall

Defects in some bottles may cause small particles of glass to break off and fall into the bottle, the company said in a statement.

08/20/2014

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Former FIT Student, Designer Sues Barnes & Noble Over Backpack Profits

Diana Rubio designed the “everything backpack” in 2010 while at Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology.

08/19/2014

Businesses hope the 'Brooklyn Made' logo will draw attention to their products. (Credit:CBS 2)

Businesses Look To ‘Brooklyn Made’ Logo To Make Products Stand Out

Brooklyn has become the ‘it’ borough, and some companies claim that their products are made there. Soon 4 dozen businesses will be able to prove it.

08/19/2014

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Recall Issued For Multiple Peanut, Almond Butter Brands Due To Salmonella Concern

A recall has been issued for peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and other grocery stores.

08/19/2014

Drawstring pants found at Harlem thrift store (CBS 2)

NY Thrift Shops Told To Stop Selling Children’s Clothing With Drawstrings

They are clothing that in rare cases can kill. New York banned or restricted the use of drawstrings in children’s clothing more than a decade ago — and the feds followed suit in recent years. But you can still find “drawstring dangers” on store shelves.

08/19/2014

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Brita Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Over Laceration Risk

The bottles feature popular cartoon characters on them including Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, Spongebob Square Pants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

08/19/2014