Consumer

A preservative used in baby wipes and other hygiene products has been linked to a painful rash. (Credit: CBS 2)

Recall Issued For Baby Wipes From Nutek Disposables Due To Bacterial Contamination

A voluntary recall was issued Monday for baby wipes manufactured by Nutek Disposables Inc., due to bacterial contamination.

10/27/2014

A Lukoil gas station (credit: CBS 2)

Fueling Up Is Getting Harder As Gas Stations Close Across U.S.

More than 100 years after America’s first retail gasoline station opened, the National Petroleum News reports that America’s 160,000 gas stations are slowly receding from the landscape.

10/21/2014

A Takata employee sews an airbag at Takata's current crash-testing facility August 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (credit: by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Officials Announce Recall To Replace Defective Airbags

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) – Your airbag may be defective. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is calling on owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and GM vehicles to replace their Takata airbags. To check your […]

10/20/2014

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Seen At 11: Shopping As Easy As Point, Shoot, Buy

Shopping in a store or even online could soon be a thing of the past.

10/15/2014

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of October 8, 2014. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Ebola, Other Worries May Have Contributed To Rough Day On Wall Street

Stocks were deep in the red again on Wednesday, although they did rebound from a mid day swoon. At the closing bell the Dow was down 173 points at 16,141. Earlier in the day it had dipped below 16,000 for the first time since February.

10/15/2014

A Kohl's on Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Shoppers Set Sights On Early Holiday Sales

Black Friday may still be six weeks away, but stores are already advertising holiday shopping sales.

10/13/2014

Credit-card machine (file/credit: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Consumer Expert: Use Caution When Paying With Debit, Credit Cards

There are some risks to using your debit or credit card in public places, said Howard Schwartz of the Connecticut Better Business Bureau.

10/13/2014

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Feds Take Close Look At Sale Of Waldorf Astoria To Chinese Company

Terms of the sale allow Hilton to run the hotel for the next 100 years and call for “a major renovation” that officials say has raised eyebrows in Washington, where fears of Chinese eavesdropping and cyber espionage run high.

10/13/2014

Shoppers wait for a Kmart to open on Thanksgiving night November 22, 2012 in Griffith, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Kmart Announces Major Data Breach Affecting Credit Card Information

Kmart on Friday became the latest retailer to announce a data breach in its payment systems.

10/10/2014

If you're children are intent on slamming doors, you can cut down on the racket by using rubber bands wrapped around the knobs. (Photo: CBS 2)

Looking For Ways To Save? ‘Mommy Hacks’ Make Use Of What You Already Have

Before you throw out your child’s dried up markers or an empty tissue box you might be able to stretch their use. “Mommy hacks” are tricks to cutting corners.

10/10/2014

Experts say these purported Ebola protection kits amount to a scam. (Credit: CBS 2)

Experts: Scammers Are Exploiting Ebola Fears

With the death toll from the Ebola virus now having topped 4,000 people – including one fatality in the U.S. – consumer advocates have been warning of scams that take advantage of people’s fears about the disease.

10/10/2014

Subway Inn on the Upper East Side (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Iconic Upper East Side Subway Inn Bar Is Saved

Good news for the owners and patrons of the iconic Subway Inn: It is staying open.

10/07/2014

JPMorgan Chase  (file/credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

JPMorgan Chase Breach Heightens Data Security Doubts

The New York-based bank disclosed Thursday that the breach compromised customer information pertaining to roughly 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.

10/03/2014

The world headquarters of General Motors at the Renaissance Center in Detroit (Photo credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Over 117,000 Vehicles Affected By Latest GM Recall

General Motors announced Thursday that it is recalling 117,651 vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years for a defect that could cause them to stall.

10/02/2014

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Teens Distracted By Smartphones May Be Putting Themselves At Risk For Serious Injuries

We have all been told about the problems of distracted teenage drivers. Now, a new report finds that phones can also lead to accidents when teens are walking.

10/01/2014