November 20, 2013 |
Thanksgiving time at Wal-Mart is the public relations gift that keeps on giving for the labor movement. After facing criticism for announcing plans to expand Black Friday sales further into Thanksgiving day, forcing workers to spend their holiday with deal-seeking hordes instead of their families, the retail giant is again catching flak after employees at its Canton, Ohio, store decided to organize a Thanksgiving food drive for fellow workers....
November 11, 2013 |
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, joining a veritable stampede of retailers, including Macy's, J.C. Penney and Staples. Target said most stores will stay open until 11 p.m. on Friday and also will stay open for at least 14 hours on Christmas Eve and 15 hours the day after Christmas.
November 9, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Hungry for a break from today's economic indigestion? You'll be able to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without paying too much more, according to an American Farm Bureau Federation price survey. The average cost of the traditional dinner for 10 will be $49.48 this year, up 28 cents from last year, the trade group said Thursday. That's far more appetizing than the $5.73 price increase last year compared with the previous year. A 16-pound turkey gobbled up the biggest price increase -- $22.23, up about 4 cents per pound or 66 cents for the bird.
November 9, 2012 |
Add up the price of turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie, and Thanksgiving dinner will cost consumers more this year — but not by much. Households will shell out, on average, $49.48 for a party of 10, or 28 cents more than last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. That's less than a 1% increase over last year and still less than $5 a person. Consider last Thanksgiving, when the cost of dinner soared 13% in the largest hike since 1990. The price survey, which has been conducted every year since the meal cost $28.74 in 1986, has shown increases since 2008.
November 8, 2012 |
Between the turkey, the sweet potatoes, the cranberries and the pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving dinner will cost consumers more this year - but not by much. Households will shell out, on average, $49.48 for a party of 10, or 28 cents more than last year. That's less than a 1% increase and still less than $5 a person, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation . Consider last Thanksgiving, when the cost of dinner soared 13% in the largest hike since 1990. The price survey, which has been conducted every year since the meal cost $28.74 in 1986, has shown increases since 2008.
November 24, 2011 |
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords marked another milestone in her recovery Thursday, serving Thanksgiving dinner to troops at a Tucson military base in what her office said was the first constituent event since an attempt on her life in January. Giffords and her husband, retired Navy captain Mark Kelly, joined approximately 400 airmen, military retirees and their families at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in her district. On the menu: a traditional Thanksgiving meal, plus prime rib, baked ham, shrimp, assorted cheeses and desserts.