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Thanksgiving 2013: Too little holiday and too much shopping?

Thanksgiving 2013: Too little holiday and too much shopping?

Americans gathered on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving by stuffing turkeys and braving cold winds along parade routes, while others started the holiday shopping earlier than ever in a trend that…

Pizza Hut backs down on firing of manager who closed for Thanksgiving

Pizza Hut backs down on firing of manager who closed for Thanksgiving

A store manager of a Pizza Hut franchise in Indiana is mulling over a rehire offer from the worldwide pizza chain after he was fired for refusing to open the…

Stores that opened on Thanksgiving Day not mobbed

Stores that opened on Thanksgiving Day not mobbed

Some early U.S. shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving Day in search of discounted holiday gifts on a day long reserved for American families to bond over turkey and football.…

Lots to give thanks for on this Thanksgiving

Lots to give thanks for on this Thanksgiving

A year ago, as Thanksgiving approached, I lay in  a coma in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. At the time, my wife did not know…

‘Black Friday’ kicks off the Christmas season

‘Black Friday’ kicks off the Christmas season

After weeks of “Black Friday” sales pitches, the real thing is finally here. Retailers are ushering in the traditional kickoff of the U.S. holiday shopping season on Friday with expanded…

Obama plays Annie: ‘The sun will come out tomorrow’

Obama plays Annie: ‘The sun will come out tomorrow’

Saying America has a history of doing what it takes to make a better tomorrow, President Barack Obama is calling on a country climbing out of its worst economic slump…

TSA agents face brunt of travelers’ anger

TSA agents face brunt of travelers’ anger

Airport security officer Ricky McCoy has heard the jokes: What does TSA stand for? “The Sexual Assailants.” TSA officers report being punched, kicked and shoved during pat-downs, and say one…