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Tell CBS2 Your Everyday Rip-offs

Here at CBSNewYork, one of our personnel recently took their pants in to get hemmed. They were astonished to find that it cost $24. What other incidental expenses have you noticed that have gotten outrageously […]


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Ask Asa: Information Overload

It seems like everything that you buy these days, no matter how big or how small, comes with a massive information packet.


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Ask Asa: Product Injuries

CBS 2 Consumer reporter Asa Aarons has more information on what to do if you’re injured or have a defective product.


Julie Bennink smiles while using her new iPhone 4 purchased at a Verizon Wireless store - Feb 10, 2011 - Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Apple iPhone Hits Verizon Wireless Stores

It wasn’t a mob scene at the Verizon store on 42nd Street, Verizon’s David Sandberg says they’re expecting a strong day for the device, which sold out in online presales.


An Apple store employee introduces an iPhone 4 to an old buyer at an Apple Store - Beijing, China - Sep 25, 2010 - Photo: Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images

Verizon Will Sell Apple iPhone In February

Verizon Wireless says it will start selling a version of the iPhone 4 in early February, giving U.S. iPhone buyers a choice of carriers for the first time.


Shoppers check out at the Macy's store in the Roosevelt Field Mall - Garden City, NY - Dec 23, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Last Minute Shoppers Hit The Stores

Last minute Christmas shoppers are in good company, as consumers are racing to the end of the season at a more feverish pace this year.

CBS New York–12/23/2010

American Airlines

You Can’t Buy American Airlines Tickets On Orbitz

American Airlines says it will no longer sell tickets on the Orbitz travel website, effective immediately.


Models pose with a Volkswagen Jetta - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Dec 21, 2010 - AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin

Hyundai, Kia, VW Top Insurance Industry Safe Cars List

South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia and German car maker Volkswagen lead the insurance industry’s annual list of the safest new vehicles.


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NY Research Group Cautions Parents About Toy Safety

Choking hazards and toxic chemicals are among the dangers outlined in the New York Public Interest Research Group’s “Trouble in Toyland” report.


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Area Gas Prices On The Rise As Fall Weather Descends

We used to hear that when the summer ends, gas prices go down, right? Wrong!


Britax Car Seat Recall - Credit: CPSC

23,000 Infant Car Seats Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the clip on the chest harness of the Chinese-made car seats can break loose and pose a risk of cuts or a choking hazard.


Thermostat on Money - Graphic: AP

Good News For Heating Bills – Warmer Winter Ahead

Most U.S. homeowners should get some relief on their heating bills this winter.


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Verizon Wireless Plans $30M-$90M Customer Refunds

Verizon Wireless could pay out up to $90 million in refunds to cell phone customers who were improperly charged for inadvertent Web access or data usage over the past several years.