Consumer

Lottery hopefuls buy Powerball tickets (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Wednesday’s Powerball Jackpot Grows To $485 Million, 5th Largest Prize In U.S. History

Because of strong sales, lottery officials Tuesday raised the estimated jackpot from $450 million to $485 million.

02/10/2015

Newsweek Twitter feed hacked (Twitter)

Group Affiliated With ISIS Hacks Newsweek’s Twitter Account

Newsweek’s Twitter feed was briefly hacked this morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State.

02/10/2015

Smart TVs

Seen At 11: Your Smart TV Could Be Hearing Everything

When you watch television, your TV set might be watching back with new technology that can virtually see or hear what’s going on in your home.

02/09/2015

Bottles of soda are displayed on a shelf on January 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Assemblyman Wants To Bring Warning Labels To Sugary Drinks In New York

Could a can of soda be treated like a pack of cigarettes? If one New York State lawmaker gets his way all sugary drinks will come with health warning labels.

02/09/2015

Artisanal in Manhattan allows people to rent out private wine cellar. (credit: CBS2)

Spread The Love With These Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Katlean de Monchy, editor-in-chief of Nextpert.com, visited the CBS2 studios to offer up gifts idea for all the loved ones in your life.

02/08/2015

The ground may be covered in snow, but the hottest shoes for spring were on display in Midtown. (Credit: CBS)

The Latest Spring Footwear Styles Are On Display At The Shoe Show In Midtown

Anyone getting tired of trudging around in snow boots will be happy to hear that the latest styles for spring have been unveiled in Midtown.

02/05/2015

A Connecticut man has been fighting to collect his lottery winnings for almost 20 years. (Credit: CBS2)

Connecticut Man Continues Fight For Lotto Winnings After Barely Missing Deadline

You could call it a terrible misfortune for a man who won a lotto jackpot worth $5.8-million. Due to bad timing he’s never seen a penny of it.

02/05/2015

Eggs can still be good three to five weeks after being purchased. (credit: CBS2)

Experts: ‘Sell By’ Dates Don’t Necessarily Mean Groceries Have Gone Bad

The National Resources Defense Council estimates nine out of 10 Americans are confused by the dates. A family of four throws about $2,000 worth of still-edible food away every year.

02/04/2015

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Seen At 11: Thought You Couldn’t Afford To Fly Privately? Think Again

For anyone who has ever dreamed of jetting off on a private plane, you may want to start packing.

02/03/2015

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More Than 2M Vehicles Recalled 2nd Time For Faulty Air Bags

More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.

01/31/2015

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Seen At 11: Name Your Price When Buying Furniture, Electronics With New Websites

Everyone loves a bargain now, there are websites where they say a good deal is pretty much guaranteed because you—the consumer—names their price.

01/30/2015

A man sells chilli paprika powder at an annual public fair in the village of Sakule, 40 kms (25 miles), north of the Serbian capital Belgrade on March 20, 2010.   AFP PHOTO/ ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Stop & Shop Stores Recall Paprika Product Due To Unlisted Peanuts

Stop & Shop supermarkets on Friday announced a recall of a brand of paprika, on the grounds that the label on the condiment fails to mention that it might contain peanuts and could be dangerous for those who are allergic.

01/30/2015

Texting while walking

Seen At 11: Cornell Grad Students Working On App To Protect Texters From Themselves

Humans may have mastered the art of walking and chewing gum, but not necessarily the art of walking and texting.

01/29/2015

Pedestrians walk through lower Manhattan on a cold and snowy morning on January 9, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stay Warm, Stay Fashionable: Expert Tips For Looking Good In Cold Weather

With freezing temperatures and more snow in the forecast it can be tough to dress for the cold and still look good.

01/29/2015

Ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, the iconic Madelaine chocolate company has been given new life. (Credit: CBS2)

Iconic New York Chocolate Company ‘Madelaine’ Finds New Life After Sandy

Chocoholics rejoice! A New York City chocolate institution has new life after Superstorm Sandy nearly washed it up.

01/29/2015