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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

Presents under a Christmas tree (file/credit: Clipart)

Cabbie Returns Christmas Presents Left In Trunk To Bronx Family

Matilda Garcia, 57, mistakenly left four bagfuls of wrapped presents in the trunk of Moustapha Bah’s cab on Christmas Eve.

12/30/2013

Newark Vigil

Vigil Held For Teens Shot, Killed On Christmas Night In Newark

Community leaders and concerned residents gathered for a vigil in Newark Sunday afternoon, following a shooting that left two teenagers dead on Christmas night.

12/29/2013

Authorities investigate a shooting in Newark, N.J. on Dec. 25, 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Obtains Surveillance Footage In Fatal Christmas Newark Shooting

There was new information on Friday night, in the shooting that left two teenagers dead in Newark, N.J.

12/27/2013

A United Parcel Service (UPS) worker unloads a truck in New York on January 8, 2010. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Blumenthal Calls On UPS To Refund Customers For Delayed Christmas Packages

UPS and FedEx blamed shipping problems on overloaded systems and bad weather in some parts of the country.

12/26/2013

Christmas At St. Patrick's Cathedral

Thousands Of Faithful Celebrate Christmas At St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Thousands were in attendance, ringing in one of the most important days of the Christian calendar in the city’s most famous church.

12/25/2013

Christmas tree ornament honors Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Martino Jr., who's serving overseas again this Christmas. (credit: CBS 2)

Bittersweet Christmas For Parents Of N.J. Marine Serving Overseas

Like most parents with children in the military, Michael’s parents say what they feel most is an overwhelming sense of pride in their son. But they said that’s a bittersweet feeling, especially on Christmas Day

12/25/2013

Pope Francis delivers his Christmas Day message from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on December 25, 2013 in Vatican City. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Celebrates First Christmas As Pontiff

Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to some 70,000 cheering tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining all those hoping “for a better world.”

12/25/2013

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Christmas Shipping Surge Snarls UPS And FedEx Deliveries

The problems are being blamed on overloaded systems and weather troubles in some parts of the country.

12/25/2013

One of the cards received by Elliot Shirback (credit: CBS 2)

Social Media Helps Christmas Wish Come True For NY Man With Down Syndrome

Elliot Shirback, 25, has received a Christmas card from nearly every state in the U.S. The effort shows a sure sign of the power of social media and of Christmas spirit.

12/25/2013

Auto repairman works on Christmas Day (credit: CBS 2)

Christmas Day Just Another Day On The Job For Workers Across City

From an emergency construction zone in Union Square to a tire shop in Queens, people are busy working this holiday.

12/25/2013

The Christmas Tree is lit during 81st Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 4, 2013 in Midtown Manhattan. (credit; Getty Images)

LISTEN: Annual Christmas Day Poem

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell is out with his holiday and New York City-themed poem.

12/25/2013

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (file/credit: Mike Segar/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan Leading Midnight Mass On Christmas Morning

On this Christmas Eve, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the lead-up to this holy time can be hectic.

12/24/2013

A woman stands in front of the annual Christmas tree on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Christmas Eve In New York Brings With It Diversity Of Traditions

Living in a melting pot means a sampling of all the best from around the world, CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported.

12/24/2013

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NYC’s 5 Best Stores for Ornaments

Decorating a tree is as individual a decision as figuring out what constitutes an ugly Christmas sweater. Put another way: beauty is in the eye of the trimmer.

12/24/2013

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