Thanksgiving

In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane Stubbs, right, of Morrow, Ga., shakes hands with retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Leland Smith, CEO of SolidHires, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681, in Marietta, Ga. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

US jobless claims drop to 316,000, as layoffs slow

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 316,000, a sign that workers are in less danger of being laid off. The less volatile four-week […]

11/27/2013

A vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File)

Thanksgiving includes gluten-free pies and all

NEW YORK (AP) — Three different types of stuffing will be offered on Stacy Fox’s table this Thanksgiving: traditional, gluten-free and vegan. There will be steak for people who don’t like turkey. No eggs will […]

11/26/2013

President Barack Obama at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama invokes Thanksgiving spirit on immigration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama is invoking the Thanksgiving spirit in search of an immigration deal with Congress. The president says he’s willing to go along with House Republicans who want to break […]

11/25/2013

This Nov. 22, 2013 photo shows Butterball Turkey CEO Rod Brenneman in front of a group of Turkey Talk-Line experts at work, in Naperville, Ill.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Butterball CEO on why Turkey Talk Line hired men

NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving, says Butterball CEO Rod Brenneman. Whether it’s turkey sausage for breakfast, turkey medallions on salad for lunch or roast turkey and gravy for dinner, Brenneman says […]

11/25/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Tracking holiday travel

We’ve told you that if you plan to fly out of LAX this week, you’ll be joined by more than 2 million new friends and that’s a one-and-a-half percent increase over the previous year. Lisa […]

11/25/2013

Second-grader Rozie Aronov, 7, holds up a menurkey, a paper-and-paint mashup of a menorah and turkey she created at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Thanksgiving-Hanukkah overlap spurs thanks, angst

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel. That’s what students at suburban Detroit’s Hillel Day School are doing — creating paper-and-paint mashups of menorahs […]

11/25/2013

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More travellers expected at LAX this Thanksgiving season

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – More than two million passengers are forecast to pass through Los Angeles International Airport during the 11-day Thanksgiving holiday period, which begins today. This year’s forecast passenger totals represent a 6.8 […]

11/22/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Holiday safety tips from SoCal Edison

Think about your kitchen on Thanksgiving. The turkey is in the oven. The stove top is loaded with simmering side dishes. Other appliances are plugged in. Do you dare leave the room? Safety experts say no. Phil […]

11/22/2013

Shoppers stand in line outside a Best Buy department store before the store's opening at midnight, Nov. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

All day shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving?

NEW YORK (AP) — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via’s mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall. Now, Via says she’ll never host Thanksgiving dinner for […]

11/12/2013

This image released by ModernTribe.com shows an American Gothic Thanksgivukkah Poster celebrating Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.  (AP Photo/ModernTribe.com)

Gobble tov! American Jews ready for Thanksgivukkah

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a turkey. It’s a menorah. It’s Thanksgivukkah! An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions. There’s the number […]

10/07/2013

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