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Thanksgiving

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Top Thanksgiving Articles

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  • ShopperTrak: Sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday rise just 2.3%

    ShopperTrak: Sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday rise just 2.3%
    U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3% sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009. Sales at bricks-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday increased to $12.3 billion, according to...
  • Letters: A thousand words

    Letters: A thousand words
    Re "2 officers hurt in standoff," Nov. 28 What a beautifully compassionate picture. The officer obviously cares deeply about the children he led to safety during a gun battle and standoff Wednesday in Inglewood. We all have occasion to question some...
  • Letters: Feeding the hungry is a year-round task

    Re "Volunteer chic," Nov. 27 Having served the working poor and homeless all of my adult life, I have mixed feelings about the fanfare that Thanksgiving generosity receives. To be sure, it is great that wealthy donors buy turkeys for a soup kitchen or...
  • 'Frozen,' 'Catching Fire' set Thanksgiving-weekend records

    'Frozen,' 'Catching Fire' set Thanksgiving-weekend records
    The holiday box office exploded this weekend as both "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" topped records held by "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" for the biggest three-day and five-day Thanksgiving weekend grosses. Generating a studio-...
  • Black Friday weekend 'very busy'; Thanksgiving sales break records

    Black Friday weekend 'very busy'; Thanksgiving sales break records
    The Thanksgiving and Black Friday back-to-back shopping events proved to be more popular with Americans than they were last year, according to industry data. The National Retail Federation pegged the number of unique shoppers Thursday through Sunday...
  • Cafe Gratitude celebrates its favorite holiday with a free meal for all

    Cafe Gratitude celebrates its favorite holiday with a free meal for all
    On Thanksgiving, the folks at Cafe Gratitude feel that everybody else has finally caught on. At Cafe Gratitude, plates are printed with the question that goes around many holiday tables: "What are you grateful for?" And each day at Cafe Gratitude,...
  • Cyber Monday was biggest online shopping day ever, data firm says

    Cyber Monday was biggest online shopping day ever, data firm says
    Bargain-hunting shoppers on Cyber Monday broke consumption records, making the online shopping bonanza the biggest e-commerce day in history, according to data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. Online sales surged 20.6% compared with the same day...
  • The retail industry's war on Thanksgiving

    The retail industry's war on Thanksgiving
    Like the Cold War arms race, retailers' assault on Thanksgiving appears to have reached the point of unremitting insanity. Next week Target, Kohl's, K-Mart, Sears and many other retailers will be opening their stores for some Thanksgiving hours starting...
  • The Week in Pictures | Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2013

     
    Each week Framework brings you the very best in visual journalism from around the world; this week is no exception. Southern California: Black Friday shoppers storm shopping malls and stores on a rainy day in the Southland in the annual post-...
  • Remembering Thanksgiving games of old when Lions devoured Packers

    Remembering Thanksgiving games of old when Lions devoured Packers
    A Thanksgiving Day feast means something totally different to former Green Bay Packer Paul Hornung. "The Lions used to just eat us alive," he says. Hornung, a Hall of Famer, is 77. The golden era of the Golden Boy was the '50s and '60s. In those days,...
  • A new Thanksgiving Day tradition: football's concussion circle

    A new Thanksgiving Day tradition: football's concussion circle
    The game of football has evolved over the years with different formations. We've had the single-wing, the split-T, the wildcat. Now, we have a new one. The concussion circle. The only player involved in this formation is the poor guy on the ground...