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Screaming Eagle wine (Winesearcher.com)

NJ Man Charged $3,750, Not $37.50 For Bottle Of Wine At Bobby Flay Steak In AC

That’s really something to whine about!

11/06/2014

Jammers can be used to interrupt cell phone conversations, but they come with a serious risk. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Breaking The Rules To ‘Jam’ Annoying Cell Phone Conversations

If you have ever wished that you could flip a switch and put an end to another person’s annoying phone calls, you can, but there may be a hefty price to pay.

11/03/2014

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Seen At 11: ‘Key Cloning’ Could Give Crooks Access To Your Home Without Your Permission

You do everything to keep your home secure, but could you be opening your front door to crooks without even realizing it?

10/31/2014

'Fireball' whiskey is being pulled from shelves in Europe because it contains a chemical found in anti-freeze. (Credit: CBS 2)

Popular Drink ‘Fireball’ Whiskey Pulled From Shelves In Europe, Still Available In NY

It’s one of the fastest growing liquor brands in America, but Fireball whiskey is now being recalled in parts of the Europe because it contains an ingredient found in anti-freeze.

10/30/2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out, Says He’s Proud To Be Gay

Cook wrote in the column, published Thursday, that it wasn’t an easy choice to publicly disclose that he is gay, but that he felt the acknowledgement could help others.

10/30/2014

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

The Waldorf Astoria  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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