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BLACK FRIDAY: Hot holiday deals

Check out the biggest Black Friday ads and make a game plan to tackle your shopping this holiday weekend.

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Thanksgiving travel woes? There’s an app for that

More than 46 million Americans will travel over the long weekend — the most Thanksgiving road warriors since 2007.

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WATCH: How to perfectly carve a Thanksgiving turkey

This one-minute video from the experts at Butterball will turn you into a turkey-carving pro.

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11 awkward Thanksgiving jokes

Worried about spending quality time with family this weekend? Cut the dinner table tension with a delightfully awful Thanksgiving zinger.

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Does this town have the ugliest Christmas tree in America?

It's like "A Charlie Brown Christmas" for some folks in Pennsylvania and they're not impressed.

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Talkin’ turkey: Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise

A decline in turkey prices helped hold down the cost of preparing Thanksgiving dinner.

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U.S. introduces menu-labeling standards for chain restaurants

Sweeping new rules will require calorie counts on menus and establish a national standard for nutrition information.

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Turkey contest gives new meaning to ‘all you can eat’

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

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Pope declares sainthood of 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Pope Francis conferred sainthood on six people on Sunday, praising their "creative" commitment to helping the poor.

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Thanksgiving wines can be as varied as the meal

Thanksgiving dinner includes more than just turkey, so wine experts say there is no perfect food-wine pairing for the traditional feast.

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You’ll shoot your eye out: Top 10 ‘worst’ toys

The annual "10 Worst Toys" list is out, just in time for holiday shopping sprees.

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Does your state have a ‘miserable’ Thanksgiving?

If you live in Ohio, Iowa, or Maine, your Thanksgiving might be more 'fight' than 'festive.'

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Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide

Experts have a message for anyone with webcams, baby monitors, and home security cameras: change your password now.

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Facebook launches new app for groups

Users will be able to get in touch with their chosen group easier — especially when using a mobile device.

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Sugary drinks still marketed to children

Children are seeing fewer ads for sugary drinks on TV, but they remain a prime target for marketers.

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‘Vape’ is the word of the year

The Oxford English Dictionary has declared "vape" its 2014 word of the year.

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Feds want your phone bill to boost Internet in schools

Would you pay a little more on your phone bill to make sure every child has access to high-speed Internet access at school?

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Facebook wants to get professional with ‘work’

The new site will look like Facebook but compete with professional social networks like LinkedIn.

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The Pope will visit U.S. next year

Pope Francis says he would visit the U.S. next year, his first trip as leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church.

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Neiman Marcus Christmas Book full of lavish gifts

How about a $6,000 tiger's head under the tree?

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Tax increment financing districts can be a good tool when used appropriately.

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Governor Says Iowa In Good Financial Shape

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says while the state is in pretty good financial shape, that could change quickly.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska rejected the latest proposal by CHI Health as a way to end a contract dispute.

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Negotiators Far Apart

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Negotiators for the State of Iowa presented a contract proposal that differs greatly from the one submitted earlier this month by the largest state employees' union.