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12.16.13 Andrea Woroch

7 Hidden Holiday Costs (Plus, Ways to Save Money)

Consumer expert Andrea Woroch shows us how to avoid throwing away a lot of money on hidden holiday costs like babysitters, holiday cards, shipping, and decorating.

12/16/2013

Christmas trees on display at Kmart. (Credit Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Volunteers Help Make Christmas Merry For 2,500 New Yorkers In Need

That is what Christmas is all about; the giving of yourself in service to someone else.

12/14/2013

Shoppers on 5th Avenue. (file/credit: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Looming Snowstorm Pushes Up Holiday Shopping Deadlines

A snowstorm is on its way and holiday shopping deadlines have been moved up. Shoppers flooded malls and came across great deals on Friday night.

12/13/2013

There are post-holiday shopping deals all over. Retailers are eager to dump their latest products. (TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Subtle Secrets That Stores Use To Keep You Shopping

Music makes magic, according to the Wall Street Journal and stores like The Gap and Macy’s pump holiday playlists that are aimed at their core customers.

12/12/2013

Shoppers in a shopping mall (file/credit: CBS 2)

A Look At This Year’s Hot Holiday Gifts

In the electronics department, tablets are still tops and what’s old is new again in toy stores.

12/09/2013

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Toni On! New York: This Week We’re Getting In The Spirit

This week WLNY’s Toni Senecal is getting in the holiday spirit. She hit DUMBO and Red Hook to take care of some shopping and did her part to help out Superstorm Sandy victims who were still working to rebuild.

12/07/2013

Shopping Safety

Experts: Predators Are Targeting Shoppers In Stores And Online

Cyber Monday came in like a lion, and predators have been out trying to scam the throng of shoppers.

12/02/2013

Shoppers get an early start on holiday purchases at a Best Buy in Jersey City. (Credit TV 10/55)

Holiday Sales Draw Bigger Crowds But Spending May Be Down

But total spending is expected to fall for the first time ever since the trade group began tracking it in 2006, according to the survey that was released on Sunday. Over the four days, spending fell an estimated 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion.

12/01/2013

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Buyer Beware: Negative Online Reviews Could End Up Costing You Big

If you have ever written a negative online review of a product or service it could wind up costing you thousands of dollars and causing countless headaches.

11/30/2013

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)

Analysts: Thanksgiving Retail Openings May Have Cut Into Black Friday Sales

A few retailers opened stores on Thanksgiving for the last few years. This year, at least a dozen major retailers did so, with some opening earlier in the day. That led some analysts to question whether the Thanksgiving openings would take away sales on Black Friday.

11/30/2013

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)

Black Friday Shoppers Flock To Stores To Snag Best Deals

With Thanksgiving here and gone and Chanukah in full effect, the mad rush of the holiday shopping season officially kicks off with Black Friday.

11/29/2013

Shoppers get an early start on holiday purchases at a Best Buy in Jersey City. (Credit TV 10/55)

Black Friday Shopping Frenzy Underway

Thousands of die hard shoppers ran through the doors at Macy’s Herald Square store which opened on Thanksgiving for the first time in its 155 year history.

11/28/2013

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Credit Card Purchases Could Pay Off This Holiday Season

As the holiday shopping season arrives, paying with plastic could mean reaping big rewards.

11/27/2013

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What To Do At America’s 10 Most Delayed Airports

Delayed at the airport during your travels? Check out this guide on where to eat, drink and shop at America’s 10 most delayed airports.

11/27/2013

Shoppers fill Macy's during the Black Friday sales on Nov. 23, 2012, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Beware Of Misleading ‘Bargains’ On Black Friday

Shoppers who are getting ready to rush out the door on Friday morning in search of Black Friday deals may want to slow down.

11/26/2013

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