Consumer

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

Dental patients are out thousands of dollars after the shutdown of two orthodontic offices, including this one on Fordham Road in the Bronx. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Dental Patients Out Thousands After Offices Suddenly Shut Down

Dental patients are out thousands of dollars following the sudden shut down of two offices in Washington Heights and the Bronx. Now, they are calling for an investigation, and begging for their money back.

09/30/2014

Customers say National Grid is tacking unnecessary fines and charges onto utility bills. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Results: National Grid Installs New Meters After No-Show Fine Complaints

CBS 2 has gotten action following a report on no-show fines levied against Long Island homeowners by National Grid.

09/25/2014

Stitch Fix

Get Clothes Based On Your Preferences Online, Without Shopping

Have you ever stood in front of your closet wondering what to wear? Now, your computer could decide it for you.

09/24/2014

A general view of the iPhone 6. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Apple Pulls New iOS 8 Software Update For iPhones

The iOS 8.0.1 update released Wednesday morning was intended to fix some earlier glitches in the new software for iPhones and iPads that Apple released last week.

09/24/2014

iPhone With iOS 7

Pulse Point: New App Can Turn A Bystander Into A First Responder

Drew Basse, 57, is recovering in the hospital following a massive heart attack. He is alive and can thank a smartphone app and good Samaritan Scott Brawner for saving him.

09/23/2014

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe (Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cadillac Headquarters To Set Up Shop In New York Offices In 2015

General Motors’ 112-year-old luxury car division, founded in Detroit and named for the city’s founder, is moving its headquarters to New York.

09/23/2014

A growing number of chain restaurants are turning to E-Ordering technology. (credit: CBS 2)

Growing Number Of Restaurant Chains Are Turning To ‘E-Ordering’ Technology

At fourteen Panera locations customers will find a kiosk where they can order and pay, food is then delivered to their table.

09/22/2014

A long line forms for cheap gas at a Costco in Edison, New Jersey. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Crowds Flock To New Jersey Gas Stations As Prices Drop

Low gas prices drew big crowds at service stations in New Jersey Saturday.

09/20/2014

Customers line up to pay for their items at Toys"R"Us in Times Square on Thanksgiving day on November 28, 2013 in New York City.  Black Friday shopping began early again this year with most major retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving day. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

As Summer Fades, Retailers Set Their Sights On The Holiday Shopping Season

There was a chill in the air and a bit of winter this week, but is it too soon to shop for the winter holidays? Many retailers are ready when you are.

09/19/2014

Gas Station (credit: CBS 2)

As The Summer Travel Season Ends, Gas Prices In New Jersey Are Falling

With summer wrapping up and New York area residents going on fewer road trips, gas prices are falling.

09/19/2014