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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

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Experts: ‘Heads-Up’ Smartphone Technology May Reduce Driver Distraction

We all know texting while driving is risky business, and now, technology once reserved for the cockpit is making its way onto the dashboard.

11/21/2014

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Latest ‘Hunger Games’ Movie Renews Fascination With ‘Tough Girl’ Toys

Thanks in part to heroines like Katniss in “The Hunger Games,” a new trend in toys for girls has emerged. Move over Barbie. There’s a new gal on the shelves.

11/21/2014

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Seen At 11: Stay Safe While You Shop This Holiday Season

Shopping safety is not always the first thing on people’s minds when they head to the mall, but your holiday wish list could make you a target.

11/20/2014

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Expert: ‘Scarcity Principle’ — Not Discounts — Is What Drives Black Friday Mania

Two-thirds of American consumers plan to hit the stores next week for Black Friday with one mission — big savings. But that’s not the only thing that compels them to hit the stores.

11/20/2014

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Blumenthal: Air Bag Recall Should Be Expanded, Include Loaner Vehicles

Pointing to reports of incidents in regions outside the current air bag recall areas, the Connecticut Democrat said the evidence points to the need for nationwide action.

11/20/2014

Some banks are offering smartphone apps that allow customers to "lock" their debit cards between uses. (Credit: CBS 2)

Study: Regular Smartphone Use Could Do Serious Damage To Your Spine

You better think twice the next time you look at your smartphone, because you could be doing some serious damage to your spine.

11/19/2014

A Brooklyn company says the 'Scough' is a fashionable way to fight the flu. (Credit: CBS2)

Brooklyn Company Says The ‘Scough’ Will Keep You Fashionable While Fighting The Flu

The cold and flu season has arrived, but now there is a product that claims to help fight the flu in style.

11/18/2014

The Deliv service offers purchase delivery at shopping malls. (Credit: CBS2/Deliv)

‘Deliv’ Purchase Delivery Service Makes Debut At New Jersey Malls

A brand new delivery service could make the holiday shopping season a little easier.

11/18/2014

A car with a flat tire after hitting a pothole on the Belt Parkway in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, Feb. 14, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

CBS2 Investigates: Faulty Tire Repairs Pose Serious Threat To Roadway Safety

It could happen to anyone; you’re driving along and suddenly your tire gets a puncture.

11/17/2014

A man clears snow away from parked cars in New York December 27, 2010 after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches of snow in the area. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Straphangers Stranded On Freezing A Train During 2010 Blizzard To Get $2,500

Some passengers stranded for hours on a freezing subway train during a 2010 blizzard are getting $2,500 from New York City’s transit agency.

11/17/2014

Old Navy is under fire for charging more for women's plus sizes, but not for men's. (Credit: CBS2)

Old Navy Under Fire For Charging More For Women’s Plus Sizes, But Not Men’s

Old Navy has admitted that it is charging more for plus-sized clothing for women, but not for men.

11/13/2014

Royal Caribbean unveils new smartship 'Quantum of the Seas' in New York area. (Credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

‘Quantum Of The Seas’ New Breed Of Cruise Ship Arrives In New York Area

The ship can hold some 5,000 passengers, it took just over a week to make the trip from Southampton to Bayonne and will be in the New York area for the next 6 months.

11/12/2014