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Early Black Friday Shopping At A Target Store

7 Black Friday Haggling Secrets

If you’re chasing down a hot deal this week, your best bet is knowing the right way to haggle. Here's what you need to know to avoid paying full price

A protester holds signs aloft outside Macy's before the kick off of Black Friday sales in New York

Ferguson Protests Hit Stores

Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about the grand jury's decision


4 Surprising Ways to Use Turkey Leftovers

Not sure what to do about that overflow of Thanksgiving food? We've got you covered. From curry soup to reuben hash, here are some recipe ideas that can make your turkey taste just as good as when it was initially served

Shoppers Inside Macy's Inc. And Toys R Us Inc. Stores Ahead Of Black Friday Sales

Record Crowd Invades Macy's NYC Flagship

A titanic crowd of shoppers, with dreams of discounted handbags and headphones dancing in their heads, surged into Macy's Herald Square on Thursday night, in what is believed to be the biggest shopping night ever for the iconic New York City store

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

Seahawks' Defense Shines Again in Win Over 49ers

Thanksgiving night, Seattle traveled down to Santa Clara, Calif., to continue the NFL's most compelling rivalry today and made this game a lot less close than it had been in most recent iterations. The Seahawks gave up just 164 total yards in the 19-3 win

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.K. Asda Supermarket Entices Shoppers With Black Friday Deals

How Black Friday Invaded the U.K.

Black Friday's British invasion might seem odd, given that the sales revolve around Thanksgiving — an American holiday. But the tradition is gaining traction in the U.K., where it is being packaged as a "Christmas comes early" promotional event

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Made 2005 Deal to Hush Sex Allegations

Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he gave an exclusive interview to the National Enquirer in exchange for the paper's promise to drop an interview with model Beth Ferrier, who accused him of sexually assaulting her


Uber Is Squeezing Taxi Owners, Too

Amid the rapid rise of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, the cost of running taxis across major U.S. cities has dropped significantly over the past year. Prices in Chicago and New York City dropped by 17% while Boston's went down 20%

A herder sits inside an enclosure for buffalos awaiting sacrifice on the eve of the sacrificial ceremony for the "Gadhimai Mela" festival in Bariyapur

Nepal's Animal Slaughter Festival Begins

The world’s largest mass animal sacrifice commenced in Nepal on Friday despite pressure from activists. The previous festival in 2009 reportedly saw about 300,000 animals slaughtered, while this year that number could be up to 500,000


Right-Wing U.K. Party Mistakes Cathedral for Mosque

The anti-immigration U.K. Independence Party was left red-faced on Thursday after a local branch mistook Westminster Cathedral for a mosque. The flub prompted a campaign of mockery, using the hashtag #ThingsThatAreNotMosques, which has since gone viral

Pope Francis waves as he boards a plane at Fiumicino Airport in Rome

Pope Francis Begins Turkey Visit

Pope Francis begins a three-day visit to Turkey on Friday, during which he is due to discuss threats to Christians in the Middle East with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He claims to want to forge a closer relationship between the Catholic Church and the Muslim world