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    Check out Target’s Black Friday ad

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Target really wants your business this holiday season. Click here to see Target’s Black Friday ad. In fact,┬áit’s offering free money — in the form of discounted gift cards. Target will offer 10% off of its gift cards on Black Friday. Store-brand gift cards help bring shoppers back, and often encourage them to spend more than they would otherwise. Target also unveiled a host of holiday season deals geared to get people into its physical stores. […]

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    Thanksgiving trivia: There’s a reason turkey (the bird) and Turkey (the country) share a name

    (CNN) — When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here’s one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia. Here’s 9 to get you started. We bet you they’ll eat them up! 1. A tradition is born: TV dinners have Thanksgiving to thank. In 1953, someone at Swanson misjudged the number of frozen turkeys it would sell that Thanksgiving — by 26 TONS! Some industrious soul came up […]

  • In this February 11, 2014 image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Missouri, officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting. Wilson is the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.
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    Darren Wilson switched homes, preferred dark movie theaters to avoid detection

    (CNN) — Days after he fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August, Officer Darren Wilson was cutting grass when he was told his home address was circulating online. Within three hours, he’d grabbed some bags and gone into hiding, according to his attorneys. “He had to leave the grass, literally, half mowed,” his lawyer, Neil Bruntrager, told CNN’s Don Lemon late Wednesday. Since then, he’s stayed under the radar by moving from house to house, including briefly living with […]

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    The science behind the slurp and why dogs leave a mess at the water bowl

    You know that mess next to your dog’s water bowl? You may clean it up, but researchers actually studied what causes it. The problem is that dogs can’t suck. So how do they drink? Scientists studied a dog’s tongue with a waterproof camera placed at the bottom of its bowl. They discovered that dogs curl their tongues backwards and plunge them into the water. The water sticks to the back of the tongue and makes a column, which the dog […]

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    Do you know Thanksgiving by the numbers?

    (CNN) — 2 — The ranking of Thanksgiving on the list of America’s favorite holidays. Christmas is No. 1. 2 — The maximum number of days the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests keeping a fresh turkey before cooking it. 2.5 — The number in miles of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade available for public viewing. 4 — Americans celebrate Thanksgiving every year on the fourth Thursday of November. 5-5.5 — The number of hours it takes to cook a stuffed […]

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    Video: Creed frontman reveals he’s ‘penniless’

    (CNN) — Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and “penniless” in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning. Stapp, who earned worldwide fame in the late ’90s and early 2000s with songs like “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher,” alleged he was under “some kind of vicious attack” because the funds in his bank accounts were stolen by people he knows or frozen by the IRS. In […]

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    Black Friday (or Thursday) is upon us, but the deals have already begun

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — You may be one of the faithful Black Friday shoppers lining up outside malls and department stores across America. But at many stores there’s no need to wait. Black Friday doorbusters begin as early as 6 a.m. the morning of Thanksgiving day, when Kmart opens. You can shop there any time until the real Black Friday is over — it’s open for 42 hours and finally closes at midnight on Saturday. Like Kmart, a growing number […]

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev might be pulling back on Clydesdales as it tries to woo younger, hipper drinkers.
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    What’s up with the Budweiser Clydesdales?

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — What’s up with the Budweiser Clydesdales? A report in The Wall Street Journal on Sunday night said that Anheuser-Busch InBev will not trot out the traditional Clydesdales in its holiday beer ads in its bid for younger customers. The Internet and fans of the majestic horses blew up in horror. But Anheuser-Busch on Monday said the report may have left a “wrong impression” — the Budweiser Clydesdales will, in fact, be a part of the brand’s […]

  • Caption:	This is a Smart Car accident in Washington DC with a lot of front end damage and deployed airbags. It is also a Car2Go go vehicle.
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    Federal safety regulators demand Chrysler recall cars with the exploding airbags

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Federal safety regulators are demanding that Chrysler must begin recalling cars with the exploding Takata airbags by Monday, December 1. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday fired off letters separately to both Chrysler and Takata asking the companies to immediately step up their efforts nationwide to repair cars that put drivers and passengers at risk from the exploding airbags. Chrysler is one of 10 automakers with the flawed airbags in its cars. Last week, […]

  • A storm will dump rain and snow across the East Coast early Wednesday, causing delays of up to six hours on the busiest travel period of the year.

    Thanksgiving travel: Messy mix of snow, rain and delayed flights around the U.S.

    (CNN) — Here’s one thing some will not be so thankful for: a messy mix of snow, rain and sleet for Turkey Day. A storm will dump rain and snow across the East Coast early Wednesday, causing delays of up to six hours on the busiest travel period of the year. About 30 million people from the mountains of North Carolina to Maine could be affected. “The storm will have a major impact nationwide to air travel, as the ripple […]

  • The sparks of outrage that started in Ferguson, Missouri, have ignited a firestorm of protests across the country.

    Protesters flood streets across U.S. as Ferguson dismay spreads coast to coast

    (CNN) — The sparks of outrage that started in Ferguson, Missouri, have ignited a firestorm of protests across the country. But the national furor isn’t just about one grand jury’s decision on one shooting case. To many protesters, the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown — and the lack of an indictment for the officer who shot him — are symbolic of racial injustice in America. “I think that it’s important for people to know that the decision not […]