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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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‘This is why I hate kids’

A social media watchdog perhaps summed it up best: “’My parents would have thrown me off the plane mid-flight.” Wild footage of a tiny tyke terrorizing a plane full of passengers is racking up millions of views — and sparking a heated debate about how the parents should have “handled” the situation. The now-viral footage …

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Researchers: AI in connected cars eased rush hour congestion

NASHville, Tenn. (AP) — As millions of people travel the interstates this Thanksgiving, many will encounter patches of traffic at a standstill for no apparent reason — no construction or accident. Researchers say the problem is you. Human drivers just don’t do a good job of navigating dense traffic conditions, but an experiment using artificial …

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Stephen King, Elon Musk spar: MyPillow will be Twitter’s ‘only advertiser’

“‘Pretty soon the only advertiser left on Twitter will be MyPillow.’” — Stephen King, on Twitter That was master of horror and bestselling fiction writer Stephen King riffing on the parade of advertisers including GM GM, +0.44%, United Airlines UAL, +0.85% and Audi VOW, -1.69% pausing or scrapping their marketing on the social-media platform since …

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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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Why ‘work longer’ isn’t great retirement advice

Financial planners typically advise you to work for as long as you can, so you can juice up your retirement savings while holding out for a fatter Social Security check. But such advice presumes that you have the luxury of deciding when to stop working. Tens of millions of Americans don’t. Here’s the truth: Retiring …

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Weight loss secrets from Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and more

Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and other celebrities have embarked on their own version of weight loss journeys. The stars are known for their dramatic weight loss. Kardashian once lost 16 pounds in three weeks while Simpson has lost 100 pounds three different times. Fox News Digital spoke to weight loss surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz, who …

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How chains like McDonald’s and mom and pops cope with inflation

Customers at a McDonald’s restaurant Scott Mlyn | CNBC As the restaurant industry battles inflation, the large size of chains and their access to cash gives them the upper hand, but independents have advantages of their own when managing higher costs. Feeling the pressure on their budgets, consumers have been cutting back on their restaurant …

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Ohio’s Intel project triggers housing fears in tight market

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Intel’s announcement earlier this year of a $20 billion manufacturing operation thousands of jobs to rural Ohio were welcomed as an economic boon. But behind that enthusiasm lurked a pressing question. “Where are we putting everybody?” asked Melissa Humbert-Washington, vice president of programs and services at Homes for Families, which helps …

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“Today” show anchor Al Roker hospitalized for blood clots

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Roker is recovering after he was hospitalized last week for blood clots, the NBC “Today” show weather anchor said Friday. “So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been. Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg which sent some clots …

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