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Shoppers settle into a new tradition: gobble turkey and then go shopping

Shoppers settle into a new tradition: gobble turkey and then go shopping

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping this Thanksgiving in what’s quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when a handful of stores began opening late on the holiday, the move was met with resistance from workers and shoppers who […]

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Crowds celebrate at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Crowds celebrate at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Spectators of all ages are oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wind their way through Manhattan in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thursday’s spectacle featured six new giant balloons, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. It was around 37 degrees with a […]

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Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a “pro-community” car cruise. Organizer Paul Byrd says the Thanksgiving morning cruise is meant to be peaceful and to counteract the violence seen earlier this week in Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to […]

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Snowstorm leaves many without power in the Northeast

Snowstorm leaves many without power in the Northeast

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Power outages from the first major snowstorm of the season are forcing some residents of the Northeast to celebrate Thanksgiving in the dark. The outages on Thursday are particularly bad in northern New England, where more than 200,000 customers were without power in New Hampshire and more than 100,000 were without […]

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Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert

Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics. There’s thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. Don’t forget the green bean casserole, sweet potato gratin, mashed potatoes and dinner […]

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US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are threatening fines and legal action against Takata Corp. for failing to admit that its driver’s-side air bag inflators are defective and should be recalled nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a letter to the company Wednesday detailing the threats, which include a public hearing and possible […]

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Protests postpone St. Louis Thanksgiving parade

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The annual Thanksgiving Day parade in St. Louis has been postponed because of the continued protests over Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings. Parade organizers cite community unrest that erupted after the Monday night announcement of a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson officer Darren […]

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US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment rose to 88.8 in November from 86.9 in October. That’s the highest since July 2007, five months before the Great Recession began. The […]

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US pending home sales slip in October

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1.1 percent the past month to 104.1. The index remains below its 2013 […]

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US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October

US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest. The Commerce Department says new home sales advanced 0.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000. That followed a smaller 0.4 percent gain in September and put sales […]

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