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Feds Warn Holiday Shoppers About Counterfeit Goods

The federal government is sounding the alarm about counterfeit goods that look all too real.

11/30/2014

Cyber Monday specials are seen on the Costo website. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Save Some Extra Bucks With Cyber Monday Deals

Experts say the key is organization. Make a list of what you want to buy and stick to a budget.

11/30/2014

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Freshly-Cut Christmas Trees Increase In Price

Expect to pay more this season for a freshly-cut Christmas tree.

11/29/2014

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As Holiday Season Kicks Into High Gear, So Do Tempers On The Road

You might hear a lot of horns blaring during the holiday weekend with crowded parking lots at the shopping malls, streets filled with traffic and tempers flaring.

11/29/2014

An office worker looks at Cyber Monday specials on the Costo website. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tips On Keeping Your Information Safe This Cyber Monday

Thanks to an Internet that is always open for business, Cyber Monday is a little easier on shoppers than Black Friday, but that doesn’t mean it’s a breeze.

11/29/2014

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Connecticut Senator Seeks Probe Of Outlet Pricing

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he’s asking the Federal Trade Commission to review the pricing practices of outlet stores.

11/28/2014

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Shoppers Take Advantage As More Stores Open On Thanksgiving Day

More retailers opened their doors Thanksgiving Day to offer early holiday shopping deals.

11/27/2014

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Many Retailers Offering Discounts For Donations To Charity

Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer consumers great deals, and now, some companies are going one better.

11/27/2014

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NJ Sen. Richard Codey Proposes Bill To Limit Holiday Shopping On Thanksgiving

State Sen. Richard Codey is introducing a bill that would bar retailers from opening before 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

11/26/2014

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CL&P: Upgrades Have Made System More Resilient

Among the systemwide improvements, the utility has performed extensive tree-trimming, CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross said.

11/26/2014

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Developer Says Lab-Created Diamonds Are Like Real Thing, But Cheaper

Consumers can now save thousands of dollars on diamonds, with a technological breakthrough that allows them to be created in a lab.

11/25/2014

Cyber Monday specials are seen on the Costo website. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Cyber Monday Deals Can Save You Cash, But They Won’t Stick Around Forever

A new survey by financial services company ‘Bankrate’ found just 28 percent of shoppers plan to be in stores on Black Friday.

11/24/2014

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Experts: Savvy Shoppers Can Get An Early Start On Black Friday Savings

Many shoppers are making a plan of attack for Black Friday, but you might not want to wait.

11/24/2014

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NYC Official: You Better Watch Out For Scams While Shopping For The Holidays

New York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin said scammers can be more active during the holiday shopping season.

11/23/2014

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Expert Offers Tips For Secure Shopping During Holidays

As the holiday shopping season kicks off, a warning you’ve heard over and over again is resurfacing: Protect your personal information.

11/23/2014