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December Jobs Numbers Good, But Tri-Staters Still Need Work

The December unemployment numbers may have been good news, but people in the Tri-State Area still need jobs.


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Records Smashed As Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Goes To Highest Of High Bidders At Christie’s

On Tuesday night there was an auction of royal proportions in Midtown. Christie’s was selling off Elizabeth Taylor’s “legendary jewels,” and the bidding, as expected, went through the roof.


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Hundreds Wait In Line For New iPhone 4S At Apple’s Fifth Avenue Store

A faster iPhone with better software and an improved camera went on sale Friday as hundreds of buyers camped out for hours to be among the first to get one.


FILE - Traders work on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange on September 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Late Rally Pushes Indexes Higher; Stocks See 2nd Gain In September

A late afternoon rally pushed the stock market higher for only the second day this month.


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Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick Looks Back At 9/11, Reflects On Company’s Progress 10 Years Later

In the aftermath of 9/11, Cantor Fitzgerald emerged as one of New York’s most profound symbols of loss.


Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dow Tanks, Closes Down 253 Points On Dismal Jobs Report

Stocks plunged Friday and ended an otherwise positive trading week on a sour note after a dismal jobs report renewed fears of another recession.


Stranded passengers at Terminal 4 at JFK Airport - Queens, NY - Dec 28, 2010 (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Foreign Airlines Now Subject To Same Rules As Domestic Carriers

New passenger protection rules have gone into effect aimed to prevent nightmare scenarios like the one many experienced at John F. Kennedy International Airport during last year’s blizzard.


Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stocks Plunge On Worries About Weak Global Economy, U.S. Job Market And Inflation

The Dow Jones industrial average at one point was down more than 500 points. It’s now down 436 at 10,973.


In this Aug. 4, 2011 photo, a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  (credit: Jin Lee/AP)

Dow Closes Down 634 Points After Downgrade Of U.S. Credit Rating

The U.S. stock market joined a sell-off around the world Monday in the first trading since Standard & Poor’s downgraded American debt.


A trader looks up at a monitor while working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)

Roller Coaster Ride On The Dow Ends As Index Closes Up 61 Points

Wall Street was not for the faint of heart Friday. The breathtaking peaks and valleys of the day came to an end with the Dow closing up 61 points.


U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

New York, New Jersey Leaders React To Debt Ceiling Deal

Leaders of the House and Senate say votes could come as early as this evening on the deficit-cutting plan that’s expected to avert a government default on its debts.


Job seeker James Dickson is seen at a career training center operated by the New York Department of Labor in Harlem - New York, NY - Dec 3, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Unemployment Drops To 8.9 Percent, Lowest In Almost 2 Years

New evidence on Friday morning revealed that the economy added 192,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.9 percent—the lowest in almost two years.


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Get Cash For Your Used Electronics And Gift Cards

Did you see Alexis Christoforous segment on stores that make it easy for consumers to make trade-ins of their used electronics and gift cards?


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Free Shipping Day

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping, there are those trying to help shoppers during the last minute holiday dash.


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Eye On New York: Sweet Food For Thought

In this Eye On New York segment, CBS 2′s Don Dahler speaks about New Yorkers who’ve changed careers for a sweeter taste in life.