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Wal-mart Black Friday protests fizzle
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Black Friday-Did Union Protests Affect Wal-mart Or Not? Evidence Says No.

If you watched the 'news', you might have thought it was pandemonium outside every Wal-mart across the U.S.

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Which Companies Are on Consumer Reports’ ‘Naughty and Nice’ List? — Dollars and Sense

If you still need a list to check twice this holiday season, perhaps a good place to start would be the recently released annual Consumer Reports “Naughty and Nice” list.

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Turducken sweeping America
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What Is ‘Turducken’ & Would You Eat It for Thanksgiving? [POLL]

Although the roots of this culinary caloric feast go back hundreds of years in various forms, it consists of a de-boned chicken, stuffed into a de-boned duck which is then stuffed inside a turkey -- whew!

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Holiday Shopping Now Starts Before Black Friday or Cyber Monday — Dollars and Sense

While some fanatical Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers are already at the gates waiting to assault the holiday-shopping season with their fearsome craving for stuff, some retail analysts say the gates are actually open now and the race is already in progress.

Thom Blischok, chief retail strategist for Booz and Company says, “Cyber Monday has begun, essentially. No question about it.”

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Americans Are Still Traveling This Thanksgiving, Just Not Very Far

Holiday travel will bring increased traffic to the American highways this Thanksgiving weekend. However, with many families still simply trying to operate day-to-day on shoestring budgets, people are expected to plan shorter trips to carve their turkeys this year as a means to save money on fuel and other expenses.

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What Will Thanksgiving Dinner Cost This Year? — Dollars and Sense

The price of Thanksgiving is going up this year, but not as much as you might think.

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10 Spooky Celebrity Ghost Sightings

It's always sad when a celebrity passes away, but sometimes these strong-willed, vibrant personalities live on long after they have shuffled off this mortal coil. Here are 10 famous folks reportedly still hanging around even though they were "no longer with us."

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Have You Ever Been Caught Returning a Gift? — Survey of the Day

It’s always a dilemma whether you should try to return an unwanted gift to the store, because next Thanksgiving when your cousin visits he’s going to want to see that singing fish he thought you would like so much hanging up somewhere in your house.

Nevertheless, according to a survey by CouponCabin.com of 2,646 adults, 53 percent said it was either very likely or somewhat likely that they will return a holiday gift that they received this year.

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How Much Did We NOT Like Our Christmas Gifts? Try 49 Billion Worth

retailers set for huge days of returns, exchanges.

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Huge Customs Sweep Nets 80 Mil. in Counterfeit Goods

Santa wasn't the only one busy during the holiday season, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) was busy breaking up hundreds of counterfeitting rings across the US.

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