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GOP aide forced to apologise after she says Obama's daughters must show class

Dec 01, 2014

GOP aide forced to apologise after she says Obama's daughters must show class

A US lawmaker's communications director was facing social media calls she be sacked after her Facebook rant about President Barack Obama's daughters prompted widespread anger. #social media #facebook #United States #Barack Obama #President Obama #Thanksgiving #Elizabeth Lauten
Freeze-dried turkey on space: What ISS astronauts are eating on Thanksgiving day

Nov 28, 2014

Freeze-dried turkey on space: What ISS astronauts are eating on Thanksgiving day

The menu included traditional holiday fare with a space-food flair - irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized candied yams and freeze-dried green beans and mushrooms. #Astronauts #ISS #Thanksgiving Day
US fast-food workers rally for higher minimum wage

Dec 06, 2013

US fast-food workers rally for higher minimum wage

Fast-food workers in hundreds of cities across the United States kicked off a day of strikes and rallies on Thursday to demand a higher minimum wage. The largest job actions were expected in New York and Washington, organisers said. #McDonald's #New York City #Fast food #Black Friday #Thanksgiving #Minimum wage #Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Did smarter shopping, more cautious consumers kill Black Friday?

Dec 06, 2013

Did smarter shopping, more cautious consumers kill Black Friday?

Shopping at Walmart stores across the United States reached a fever pitch at 6 pm Thanksgiving Day, when employees across the United States ripped the plastic off doorbuster displays of heavily discounted merchandise. #Shopping #US #Wal-Mart #retail #Black Friday #Thanksgiving #Cyber Monday #Best Buy #retalmenot.com #pricegrabber #National Retail Federation
US stocks mixed on disappointing holiday sales

Dec 03, 2013

US stocks mixed on disappointing holiday sales

Investors pulled out of specialty retailers and chain stores alike. Urban Outfitters fell $1.14, or 2.9 percent, to $37.88. Coach fell $1.31, or 2.3 percent, $56.59. Target fell 83 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $63.10. #Standard & Poor's #Dow Chemicals #US Stocks #Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving spends dip 2.9%; retailers hinge hopes on Cyber Monday

Dec 03, 2013

Thanksgiving spends dip 2.9%; retailers hinge hopes on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday comes after retailers' failed efforts to boost spending during the holiday weekend. But The National Retail Federation predicts that spending fell for the first time ever, down 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion, during the four days that ended Sunday. #US #Technology #consumer goods #Sales #Thanksgiving #Cyber Monday
Photos Heartwarming images from Thanksgiving celebrations in the US

Nov 29, 2013

Photos Heartwarming images from Thanksgiving celebrations in the US

Barack Obama gives the presidential pardon to a turkey and keeps it away from the buffet table; the homeless are fed and the parade takes over the New York skyline this Thanksgiving #Barack Obama #Charity #Turkey #New York #Thanksgiving #Macys parade
As Wal-Mart, Best Buy buck up, it's Amazon vs the world

Nov 28, 2013

As Wal-Mart, Best Buy buck up, it's Amazon vs the world

The online giant has attracted customers from the likes of Wal-Mart and Best Buy with low prices and convenient shipping. Now, physical stores are fighting back and going head-to-head with Amazon as the contest for customers heats up during the busiest shopping period of the year. #Technology #Wal-Mart #Amazon #Thanksgiving #Best Buy
Black Friday: Binge shoppers drag US back to its bad old ways

Nov 27, 2012

Black Friday: Binge shoppers drag US back to its bad old ways

For three years following the 2008 financial crisis, US households discovered thrift - and worked hard to repay their debt. But like reformed alcoholics who have fallen off the wagon, they're now bingeing again. #HowThisWorks #US economy #Black Friday #Cyber Monday #Thanksgiving Holiday
US 'Fiscal cliff' talks stalled but progress in the offing

Nov 26, 2012

US 'Fiscal cliff' talks stalled but progress in the offing

US lawmakers have made little progress in the past 10 days toward a compromise to avoid the harsh tax increases and government spending cuts scheduled for January 1, a senior Democratic senator said on Sunday. #Barack Obama #Democrats #NewsTracker #Thanksgiving #US fiscal cliff #Replublicans