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A sweet Thanksgiving for sweet potato pie

Tobin Low | Nov 25, 2015
This year's hot dish has a long history in the African American community.
Posted In: pie, sweet potato
Fields of carrots are watered in Kern County, California. The USDA says farm income will fall 38 percent this year, a second year of decline, to its lowest level in more than 10 years.

Falling prices are behind the bad year for farmers

Scott Tong | Nov 25, 2015
Some see a global commodity dynamic known as a super-cycle at work here.
Posted In: commodities, farming, USDA
Chelsea Peretti is one of the many comedians starring in their own Netflix stand up special.

Entertainment companies get serious about comedy

Adriene Hill | Nov 25, 2015
Streaming services and cable channels are clamoring for stand-up comedy
Posted In: comedy, netflix, stand up
While some people are petitioning for stores to remain closed on Thanksgiving, many major stores proudly remain open.

Malls are urging stores to stay open on Thanksgiving

Molly Wood | Nov 25, 2015
Some mall managers are urging smaller businesses to stay open on Thanksgiving.
Months after the unrest in Baltimore, the city's Economic Development Commission reports back on business recovering from the riots.

Baltimore businesses reopen with help from the city

Noel King | Nov 25, 2015
A large number of business damaged in the Baltimore riots have reopened.
USAA is planning to use Visa credit cards, a switch from Mastercard.

How to use reward points on your credit card

David Brancaccio | Nov 25, 2015
American consumers, Russian fuel, and credit card points.
A Ghost drone by EHang is displayed at the 2015 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Jan. 8, 2015. The Ghost can be piloted by a smartphone without a remote control and only needs one click to take off, return and land.

FAA working towards drone rules ahead of holidays

Kimberly Adams | Nov 25, 2015
Recommendations would require registration for recreational drone owners.
Posted In: drones, FAA, holiday, shopping

Startup creates neighbor-to-neighbor food sharing

Lesley McClurg | Nov 25, 2015
You can order homemade dishes online and then pick them up from a neighborhood cook.

Food banks gear up for Thanksgiving

Noel King | Nov 25, 2015
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, food banks are gearing up to help the hungry.

Emoji nails can soon be yours

Marketplace staff | Nov 25, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.