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Justice Department Says It’s Looking Into Possible Airline Price Fixing

The Obama administration is looking into possible coordination among airlines to artificially keep airfares high.

07/01/2015

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Average Sales Price Of Manhattan Apartment Reaches Record High Of $1.87 Million

It’s going to cost you a lot of green to buy a home in Manhattan.

07/01/2015

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AARP: Analysis Proves Long Islanders Can’t Afford PSEG Rate Hike

In a detailed analysis, AARP accuses the utility of trying to shift certain expenses to ratepayers, many of whom, they claim, cannot afford it.

06/30/2015

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Boarded-Up Gas Stations Slowly Reopening On Long Island

The Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association’s Kevin Beyer said a company that was running the stations ran into financial problems.

06/30/2015

Travel expert Roberta Sighler (Credit: CBS2)

Travel Expert Offers Deals On Best Hotels For Girls’ Weekend Getaway

Travel expert Roberta Sighler stopped by the CBS2 studio Saturday to share the most unique hotels for a girls trip this summer.

06/27/2015

UPS is accused in a lawsuit of charging different prices for same-sized packages. (Credit: CBS2)

Suit Claims UPS Charged Customers Different Rates For The Same Sized Packages

An allegation lodged by the Department of Consumer Affairs claims that Whole Foods mislabeled weights on pre-packaged foods.

06/26/2015

An example of the women's tops being recalled by Lululemon. (credit: Lululemon.com)

Lululemon Recalls Women’s Tops With Elastic Draw Cords

The concern is that the cord can get caught on an object, get drawn out and snap back in someone’s face, causing injury, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

06/25/2015

Neda Shilian undergoes a cosmetic procedure called cool sculpting to reduce arm flab. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Women Turn To Extreme Measures To Become Armed And Fabulous

Summer is the season for bare arms, but for some women no amount of exercise will help them get those coveted arms, so they are turning to extremes to become armed and fab.

06/24/2015

The Consumer Electronics Show brought the latest and greatest tech products to Chelsea (Credit: CBS2)

Latest And Greatest Gadgets Are On Display At Consumer Electronics Week

If you love gadgets and electronics the latest and greatest products are being unveiled in Chelsea.

06/24/2015

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Niagara Issues Voluntary Recall For Bottled Spring Water

Niagara Bottling issued a voluntary recall over concerns that one of its water sources is contaminated with E. coli.

06/22/2015

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Experts: For Pain Relief Skip The Medicine Cabinet, Head To The Kitchen

A lot of people live with pain, from chronic conditions like arthritis or joint pain, or maybe from starting a new exercise.

06/19/2015

Gotham Greens is on a mission to bring locally grown produce to New York City. (Credit:CBS2)

Gotham Greens Brings Locally Grown Produce To The Big Apple

New York City usually doesn’t evoke images of lush farmland, but one company is looking to change that, and give a whole new meaning to locally grown.

06/18/2015

A close-up of the front of the US 10-dollar bill. (Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman To Appear On New $10 Bill; Who Should It Be?

Move over Alexander Hamilton! The $10 bill will soon feature a woman, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday night.

06/18/2015

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Airlines Push Back Against Comparison-Shopping Travel Websites

Before booking a flight, many travelers shop around online to find the best deal. However, airlines don’t necessarily want consumers cashing in on sky-high savings.

06/16/2015

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Airline Industry Group Recommends Downsizing Carry-On Luggage Limit

A trade group of airlines recommended the change to solve a dilemma: passengers shut out of overhead space on crowded planes.

06/10/2015