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Target, employee at odds over Black Friday

Target, employee at odds over Black Friday

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. retail giant Target said an employee who protested an early Black Friday work schedule had been granted days off on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
ICSC: Retail week 'uneven'

ICSC: Retail week 'uneven'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Sales receipts at U.S. chain stores rose 0.3 percent over the previous week and 3.1 percent over the same week a year ago, a trade group said.

Massachusetts sticks with old retail laws

BOSTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Retailers in Massachusetts know the rules on Black Friday sales, the state' attorney general's office said.
Deadline nears for debt reduction panel

Deadline nears for debt reduction panel

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- As a Thanksgiving deadline nears, members of the panel tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in U.S. budget savings are struggling toward a compromise, aides said.

Target is target of Black Friday protest

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A Target Stores Inc. employee said the U.S. retailer's plan to open at midnight after Thanksgiving is unfair to staff hoping for holiday time with family.
LAX can expect busiest Thanksgiving

LAX can expect busiest Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Online travel agency Orbitz said data shows Los Angeles International Airport is going to be the busiest U.S. travel hub for Thanksgiving this year.
Turkeys groomed for presidential pardon

Turkeys groomed for presidential pardon

WILLMAR, Minn., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Four Minnesota high school students are helping a poultry company care for the 30 turkeys in the running to receive a pardon from the president.

Tree cracks on way to Macy's roof

ATLANTA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Officials with an Atlanta Macy's store said the 60-foot white pine tree chosen to top the store for the holiday season cracked at it was lifted.
Layaway makes a comeback but is it really a good deal for hard-pressed consumers?

Layaway makes a comeback but is it really a good deal for hard-pressed consumers?

CHICAGO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A funny thing is happening on the way to the cash register -- more stores are offering layaway as a means to entice consumers not only to get their holiday shopping done early but to boost sales overall.
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Katie Holmes talks turkey with Martha Stewart

Katie Holmes talks turkey with Martha Stewart

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Katie Holmes says dressing a turkey for her film "Pieces of April" has permanently turned her off of the task in real life.
Police ready for Rose Parade protesters

Police ready for Rose Parade protesters

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Police in Pasadena, Calif., said they'll be well-prepared to handle Occupy protesters at the Rose Parade Jan. 2.
Former Chicago mayor to visit Harvard

Former Chicago mayor to visit Harvard

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been selected to take part in a visiting fellowship at Harvard University, school officials said.
Thanksgiving turkey prices go up

Thanksgiving turkey prices go up

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Researchers at Indiana's Purdue University said Thanksgiving revelers may be unhappy to find the price of turkey has risen 3-7 cents per pound.
Syfy plans James Bond holiday marathon

Syfy plans James Bond holiday marathon

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Syfy says it plans to air 15 James Bond films during the Thanksgiving holiday.

GOP offers tax code revisions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans Tuesday moved off their no new taxes stance and offered a tax code rewrite they said would raise about $300 billion in 10 years.
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Apple, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, was pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving eve in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on November 24, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving in Canada falls on the same day as Columbus Day in the United States. Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated. History Thanksgiving in North America had originated from a mix of European and Native traditions.[1] Typically in Europe, festivals were held before and after the harvest cycles to give thanks for a good harvest, and to rejoice together after much hard work with the rest of the community.[1] At the time, Native Americans had also celebrated the end of a harvest season.[1] When Europeans first arrived to the Americas, they brought with them their own harvest festival traditions from Europe, celebrating their safe voyage, peace and good harvest.[1] Though the origins of the holiday in both Canada and the United States are similar, Americans do not typically celebrate the contributions made in Newfoundland, while Canadians do not celebrate the contributions made in Plymouth, Massachusetts.[2]

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