Some executive orders that have been in place in New York since the peak of the pandemic are being repealed by the state Senate. Now, restaurants no longer have to serve food with drinks; CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.

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NY Restaurants No Longer Have To Serve Food With Drinks As Senate Repeals Executive OrdersSome executive orders that have been in place in New York since the peak of the pandemic are being repealed by the state Senate. Now, restaurants no longer have to serve food with drinks; CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.
Bernie Madoff Dies In Prison At 82Bernie Madoff, the infamous financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, has died in a federal prison.
Recreational Marijuana Legalized In New YorkGov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday legalizing adult-use marijuana in New York, calling it a “historic day.” CBS2's Jessica Moore reports.
Regal Theaters Announcing Reopening PlansFive of its theaters will reopen Friday.
Restaurants In Asian Neighborhoods Hoping Increased Indoor Dining Brings More BusinessRestaurants in the Tri-State Area are expanding operations, including in New York City where indoor dining is now allowed at 50% capacity. As CBS2's Ali Bauman reports, restaurants in Asian neighborhoods are especially hopeful this brings more business.
Many COVID Restrictions Lifted In ConnecticutConnecticut is taking a major step forward on the road to reopening. Many coronavirus restrictions were lifted Friday; CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
Some New York Merchants Starting To See Signs Of City's Return To NormalcyThe pandemic dealt a painful blow to New York City's economy, driving most business to a standstill, but now, some merchants are starting to see signs that better days might be ahead; CBS2's Cory James reports.
Fitness Studio Owners Say They're Being Left Out Of NYC's ReopeningAs New York City continues down the road to reopening businesses, fitness studio owners say they're being left out; CBS2's Hazel Sanchez reports.
Some Restaurant Owners Hopeful For Full Recovery 1 Year After New York ClosureTuesday marks one year since COVID restrictions shut down indoor dining in New York restaurants. For many businesses, the impact of the closure has been devastating, but some owners say they have hope for a full recovery; CBS2's Kiran Dhillon reports.
New Jersey Officials Say Billions Of Dollars From American Rescue Plan Will Help State With COVID RecoveryState leaders in the Tri-State Area say they money from the American Rescue Plan is desperately needed. New Jersey officials explained Friday how billions of dollars will help the Garden State recover from COVID; CBS2's Meg Baker reports.
Some Restaurant Owners In NYC, New Jersey Say 50% Capacity Is Still Not EnoughStarting March 19, restaurants in New York City and New Jersey can increase indoor dining up to 50%, but some say it's still not enough; CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has more.
Indoor Dining Will Increase To 50% Capacity In NYC, New JerseyIndoor dining will increase to 50% capacity next week in both New York City and New Jersey. This is crucial for restaurants struggling to stay in business; CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.
MTA, NYC's Hospitality Industry Expecting Help From COVID Relief BillPresident Joe Biden's COVID-19 relief bill is one step closer to becoming law, and once signed, money from the plan will help New York City get back on its feet.
Owner Of Hackensack Brewing Company Says Business Is A 'Reflection Of Our Community'Craft beers come in a plethora of styles, but when it comes to the brewers, we're not seeing that same amount of diversity. That's what makes one brewery in New Jersey unique; CBS2's Steve Overmyer reports.
Asbury Park Ready For A Busy Summer With COVID Safety Precautions In PlaceThe countdown to summer is on for many. CBS2's Vanessa Murdock went to Asbury Park to see how small businesses feel about the fast approaching peak season and what plans are being made.
Family Entertainment Centers Allow To Reopen Across New York With COVID Safety Protocols In PlaceFamily entertainment centers will soon reopen in New York State for the first time in nearly a year, but how will they maintain COVID safety? CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
New Jersey Mayors Working Together To Raise Money For Black, Brown Business OwnersNew Jersey mayors are banding together to raise millions to help Black and brown business owners. Private donors like Shaquille O'Neal to major companies are providing funds; CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
NYC Hotel Industry Launches Media Ad Campaign Asking Mayor For HelpNew York City's hotel industry, crippled for nearly a year now by the pandemic, is asking Mayor Bill de Blasio for help, launching a television and radio ad campaign to broadcast their pleas; CBS2's Andrea Grymes reports.
New Survey Shows More NYC Restaurants Struggling To Pay RentA report on restaurant rents from the New York City Hospitality Alliance finds an industry struggling to make ends meet as the pandemic rages on.
Mercedes-Benz Recalling More Than 1 Million CarsThe company says there is a glitch with the emergency call system impacting several vehicle models. The recall will begin in early April. CBS2's Maurice Dubois reports.
Cori Gordon, 28-Year-Old Business Owner, Shares Key To SuccessShe's not even 30, but a small business owner is leading dozens of employees during the pandemic. CBS2's Dave Carlin introduces us to a young entrepreneur who's making history. 
Extended Version: High-Pressure Sales In The Beauty BusinessSome customers complain they were stuck paying thousands of dollars for skin care products they thought cost much less, but merchants say they're adults who knew what they were doing when they signed on the dotted line. CBS2's Caroline Gusoff reports.
Black Entrepreneurs Discuss Owning A Business In NYCAs we celebrate Black History Month, CBS2 has learned only 2% of businesses in New York are Black-owned, according to the NYC Black Chamber of Commerce. CBS2's Cory James spoke with local Black entrepreneurs about their experience of owning a business.
GameStop Shares Skyrocketing Thanks To Everyday InvestorsEveryday investors have inflicted pain on professional traders who made big bets that GameStop shares would fall. Instead, it's skyrocketing, up 800% in a week; CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.

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