Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping

America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.


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Check out the latest shopping tricks, turkey tips, and Black Friday ads.


9 fresh ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

Here are a handful of creative ways to use leftovers.


Three ways to curb holiday spending

Ah, the holidays. A time to get together, celebrate with family and make questionable life choices.


Secrets for getting the best pieces of turkey

Tips for making sure your turkey is moist and flavorful this Thanksgiving.


Retailers give shoppers new reasons to use mobile phones in stores

Retailers are using apps for smartphones to help drive shoppers to their stores, and make shopping easier.


De-stress Thanksgiving by simplifying the sides

Here's two veggie sides that can be prepped ahead of time and popped right in the oven alongside the turkey.


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.


Walmart pulls Cyber Monday forward to Sunday, record sales expected

Walmart has decided that Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, should not start on a Monday anymore.


How YouTube drives holiday toy wish lists

As families prepare to spend an estimated $630.7 billion on gifts this holiday season, the smallest screens could have the biggest influence.


A Thanksgiving appetizer so good you’ll have to hide it

Long before the turkey comes out of the oven golden and glistening your family will probably be snacking on apps.


Chipotle E. coli cases suspected in six states

Three new states have reported E. coli infections of the same strain as the Chipotle outbreak.


Black Friday – where are the deals?

The changing trends of Black Friday shopping.


Breaking up on Facebook is hard to do

The world's largest social network is trying to help people who have split up with a spouse or lover, offering a new feature that spares them from constantly seeing their former partner's posts and pictures in their news feed.


Consumers favor Amazon for online holiday shopping

A majority of consumers plan to go to Amazon for most of their online holiday shopping, according to a new poll, even after traditional retailers have collectively spent billions of dollars to try to capture online demand.


Here’s the truth about Black Friday ‘doorbusters’

Planning on waiting in line for Black Friday? You may want to think twice.


Good news for coffee drinkers

People who drink coffee daily, even up to four cups per day, are less likely to die from heart disease, neurological disease, type 2 diabetes or suicide than others, according to a new study.


WATCH: Black Friday myths that cost you cash

The secrets of holiday shopping revealed.


Bloomingdale’s ‘spiked eggnog’ ad sparks outrage on social media

A holiday advertisement by Bloomingdale's that encourages drink spiking was trending heavily on social media, with some critics saying the image promotes date rape.

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