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High-flying balloon characters star in Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of spectators lined the streets of New York on Thursday as colorful, high-flying balloons helped usher in the holiday season during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The annual tradition, which dates back nearly a century, packed streets as a process of giant inflatables and floats streamed for more than 40 …

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As TV prices dip 17%, Black Friday shoppers may find ‘excellent deals’

artistgndphotography | E+ | Getty Images Televisions are among just a handful of consumer goods and services that have dropped in price in the last year — which may translate to steep discounts for shoppers on Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday. What’s more, 38% of shoppers say they’ll likely buy a TV during Thanksgiving week, …

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As TV prices dip 17%, Black Friday shoppers may find ‘excellent deals’

artistgndphotography | E+ | Getty Images Televisions are among just a handful of consumer goods and services that have dropped in price in the last year — which may translate to steep discounts for shoppers on Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday. What’s more, 38% of shoppers say they’ll likely buy a TV during Thanksgiving week, …

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Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and play, however, might spread out the crowds and reduce the …

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The Best and Worst Times to Drive for Thanksgiving, According to AAA

photo: Sundry Photography (Shutterstock) The calendar says next week is Thanksgiving, which means a large portion of the country will be hitting the road to share a meal with out-of-town family or friends—kicking off the third holiday season of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. So, how many people are we talking about? the American Automobile Association …

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Private air travel costs are increasing, but flyers still want to stay

Covid-19. Airport chaos. Lack of available flights. Many travelers say those are the reasons they ditched airlines for private jets during the past two years of the pandemic. But a new survey shows most of the newly converted aren’t ready to return to commercial aviation just yet. Some 94% of those new to the industry …

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Wendy’s Peppermint Frosty to launch as new holiday treat

The holiday season will be in full swing at Wendy’s this month with the chain’s new Peppermint Frosty. Wendy’s restaurant locations will start serving the minty soft-serve dessert nationwide on Tuesday, Nov. 15, according to a press release the fast food chain issued. The Peppermint Frosty will be available for a limited time while supplies …

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KC’s Skies restaurant to open after an 11-year closure

The rotating restaurant on top of the Sheraton at Crown Center is opening back up after 11 years.Unfortunately, it won’t be rotating and hasn’t been able to since it shut down over a decade ago. However, the iconic Kansas City location still boasts one of the best views in the city and will feature a …

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Trick or trash: Candy makers grapple with plastic waste

Halloween treats have a tricky problem: plastic packaging that’s difficult to recycle. As America loads up on an estimated 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween, a handful of companies are trying to make it easier to recycle all those wrappers. But they acknowledge their efforts are only making a small dent and say more …

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Kim Kardashian flaunts ‘creepy,’ over-the-top Halloween decor

Kim Kardashian has the spookiest house on the block. The 42-year-old reality star took to Instagram on Wednesday to show off her over-the-top Halloween decorations — without straying from her typical “tonal” color palette, of course. “Alright, I wanted to show you guys my Halloween decorations for this year,” Kardashian said while showing off the …

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