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Behind the Scenes of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Behind the Scenes of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

An inside look at how the Parade springs to life

Marching in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For some it's their holiday tradition. Read More »

Finding Happiness and Success by Giving Thanks

Finding Happiness and Success by Giving Thanks

Reasons to pause on the holiday

How you can use the Thanksgiving holiday wisely to take a timeout, get moving and of course, give, give and give. Read More »

Are You Spending Thanksgiving With Your Work Family?

Are You Spending Thanksgiving With Your Work Family?

Not everyone gets to spend the Thanksgiving holiday at home

Not everyone has the luxury of time off on Thanksgiving. Read More »

For Volunteers, Giving Isn't Thankless

For Volunteers, Giving Isn't Thankless

A little volunteer labor can make a huge difference

The word "community" is really at the heart of volunteering and there are many ways to give back, even if you think you can't spare the time. Read More »

Walmart Worker Jan Sullivan, Fired After Black Friday Fracas, Now Near Poverty

Walmart Worker Jan Sullivan, Fired After Black Friday Fracas, Now Near Poverty

It isn't easy working in retail on Black Friday, the notorious shopping day following Thanksgiving. Big-box retailers offer their top discounts, and shoppers respond with mad rushes through the check-out line. So Jan Sullivan, who stands 4 feet 11 inches and is 73, was hardly in an enviable situation last... Read More »

Fed Survey: Most Areas See Slow To Moderate Growth

Fed Survey: Most Areas See Slow To Moderate Growth

By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy expanded at a slow to moderate pace over the past two months in most areas of the country, but overall hiring was weak, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday. Modest improvement in all but one of the Fed's 12 banking districts suggests... Read More »

I Survived Black Friday: 3 True Tales of Post-Thanksgiving Retail Madness

I Survived Black Friday: 3 True Tales of Post-Thanksgiving Retail Madness

Black Friday, the day that strikes terror into the hearts of retail employees across the nation, is upon us again, with its deep discounts, midnight store openings and lines of panting bargain-hunters poised to be the first through the door -- and to the cash register. So what's it like to work in a retail... Read More »

How Hard Do You Work for Thanksgiving Dinner?

How Hard Do You Work for Thanksgiving Dinner?

It's that time of year for getting cozy, sipping cider and looking forward to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. How many hours do you need to work to get ready for turkey time? Depending on your job, you may need a couple of hours or a couple of days to pay for the best meal of the year. Read More »

20 Percent Of Workers Spend Thanksgiving With Co-Workers

20 Percent Of Workers Spend Thanksgiving With Co-Workers

By Justin Thompson Thanksgiving. A time to look back and celebrate good health with family, friends and Lady Gaga. But apparently some cannot get enough of those they spend their days with and plan on partaking in cornucopias of food with co-workers. A new CareerBuilder survey found that 19 percent of... Read More »

Workers Push Back Against Earlier Holiday Openings

Workers Push Back Against Earlier Holiday Openings

By Steve Karnowski, Margery Beck and Anne D'Innocenzio MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Count your blessings, then get to work. That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier.... Read More »

Target Employee Tries To Save Thanksgiving

Target Employee Tries To Save Thanksgiving

For the retail industry, Black Friday officially kicks off the holiday sales season. The day after Thanksgiving typically features heavily discounted prices on popular merchandise that drives many consumers to wait in line for hours before stores open in the hope of landing a bargain. The tactic has been so... Read More »

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