Consumer

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

Lines of people wait to get in the Apple store on Fifth Avenue on September 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo credit: CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Line Up Outside Apple Stores As iPhone 6 Goes On Sale

Many would-be buyers waited in line for days, including thousands that lined up for blocks near Apple’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue.

09/19/2014

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Home Depot: Data Breach Affected 56 Million Credit, Debit Cards

A total of 56 million credit and debit cards are believed to have been affected by a data breach this year at Home Depot.

09/18/2014

The white-wing spotted fruit fly has been ruining blackberry and raspberry crops on Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Spotted Wing Fruit Fly Threatens To Devastate N.Y. State Berry Growers

Late-season berries are the bread and butter for many New York farmers. But an invasive species is taking a bite out of their crop and bottom line.

09/16/2014

The alleged ring leader of a bank fraud scheme that affected customers in Westchester County, Orange County, the Bronx, Long Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. (Credit: CBS 2)

Tellers At Multiple Banks Charged With Stealing From Customers In Fraud Scheme

Prosecutors Tuesday said hundreds of customers at White Plains bank are victims of theft – and the thieves are tellers who allegedly took their money.

09/16/2014

IKEA  Gunggung swing (IKEA)

IKEA Recalls Children’s Gunggung Fabric Swing Over Breakage Risk

IKEA is recalling its Gunggung fabric swing because the suspension fitting that attaches the swing to its steel hooks could break, causing a fall that could injure a child.

09/16/2014

Livery Cab (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

SheRides Puts Brakes On App Launch Due To Overwhelming Customer Demand

There has been so much interest in SheRides from women who want female cabbies that the company is holding off for now on launching the app in New York City.

09/15/2014

McDonald's McCafe coffee (Scott Olson/Getty Images News)

McDonald’s To Give Away Free ‘McCafe’ Coffee For Two Weeks

McDonald’s announced it is giving away a small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating restaurants across the country beginning Sept. 16, and ending on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29.

09/15/2014