Businesses in the U.S. hired 266,000 people in November, sending down the nation's unemployment rate a notch to 3.5%, the Labor Department said Friday. Diane King Hall reports.

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Hiring Surged In November As Autoworkers Ended GM StrikeBusinesses in the U.S. hired 266,000 people in November, sending down the nation's unemployment rate a notch to 3.5%, the Labor Department said Friday. Diane King Hall reports.
Jobs Report Boasts Lowest Unemployment In Half A CenturyIt also shows employers added over a quarter of a million jobs last month. Diane King Hall reports.
Viacom And CBS Announce MergerCBS and Viacom have completed a merger that will account for 22 percent of television viewership.
CBS And Viacom Complete MergerCBS and Viacom have completed a merger that will account for 22 percent of television viewership.
Electric Cargo Bikes Coming To NYCThe city unveiled plans Wednesday to replace some delivery trucks with electric cargo bikes in an attempt to ease congestion. CBSN New York's Marcia Kramer reports
Empty Storefronts Decorated For The HolidaysCBS2's Cindy Hsu has the latest on the empty Fifth Avenue storefronts being covered with decorations for the holidays.
Con Edison Reveals Their Own Gas MoratoriumCBS2's Marcia Kramer has the latest on the Con Edison gas moratorium revealed just a day after National Grid came to a deal to lift their service freeze.
CBSN New York Visits 2nd Generation Christmas Tree FarmThe experts at Barclay's Tree Farm in Cranbury, N.J. tell CBSN New York's Vanessa Murdock what people need to know in order to have the perfect tree for the holidays.
PSC To Set Up Independent MonitorFor National Grid Gas Hook-Ups To Denied CustomersThe New York State Public Service Commission is stepping in to help resolve the end of National Grid’s gas moratorium that denied service to 3,700 customers. CBS2's Mary Calvi reports.
National Grid, Gov. Cuomo To End Moratorium On Natural Gas Service HookupsGov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday an agreement with National Grid to immediately lift the current moratorium on gas service in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn. For customers who were hurt by the moratorium, National Grid will pay a $36 million penalty.
Luxury Retailer LVMH Buys Tiffany & Co.New York-based Tiffany and Company has been acquired by the world's largest luxury goods chain, LVMH.
WeWork Set To Cut Thousands Of JobsThe office space rental company WeWork is reportedly set to cut at least 4,000 jobs.
Facebook Offices Coming To Hudson YardsThe Hudson Yards development on Manhattan's West Side has a big new tenant.
NJ Demands Uber Pay Back TaxesNew Jersey says Uber needs to hand over $650 million back employment taxes.
Police Searching For Robbers Who Struck Apartment PartyThe alleged crime happened inside an apartment in the Financial District being temporarily rented through a private company. CBS2's Reena Roy reports.
National Grid Gas Nightmare: Gov. Cuomo Moves To Revoke License Over Pipeline StandoffNew York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo notified National Grid that he plans to revoke their license to supply natural gas to customers in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island unless they end the moratorium that's been in place since May. CBS2's political reporter Marcia Kramer reports.
Nearly 100 Sears, Kmart Stores To Close In FebruaryNearly 100 Sears and Kmart stores are set to close after the holidays, including two in our area.
Future Of Iconic Lenox Terrace In Harlem Up For VoteThe iconic Harlem Terrace apartment complex could completely transform as developers are proposing adding new buildings and much larger retail space - but some residents are fighting hard to stop the change. CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
McDonald's CEO Forced OutMcDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook has been forced out after it was revealed he had a relationship with one of his employees.
Smaller Stores Upset By MLB Merchandise Agreement With NikeOfficial Major League Baseball jerseys and jackets are big business and a new agreement puts Nike in charge of it starting next year. But some are crying foul, saying the deal leaves smaller stores out in the cold; CBS2's Dave Carlin reports.
Barneys Sale Likely Means Stores ClosingA bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of Barneys, but the deal likely means the closure of its retail stores.
UPS Hiring Seasonal Workers At Job FairsShipping giant UPS is ramping up hiring for the holiday season with more than 185 job fairs across the nation today.
$92 Million Mall Latest Victim Of National Grid Gas Pipeline StandoffA Nassau County redevelopment is being harmed because it has no access to natural gas, claims Long Island's Economic Development community. CBSN New York's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Lyft Offering Free Rides To Job Interviews In 35 CitiesThe program also includes free rides to work for the first three weeks of a new job. The company says it wants to help address transportation problems that affect employment in low-income communities. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.

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