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A holiday sign that straddles the street by the Ferguson police station has become a familiar image this week.

A video tour of Ferguson, Missouri

Nov 26, 2014
Driving from one end of the town to the other provides some perspective on where protests are taking place.
Posted In: Ferguson
Shoppers wait in line at Starbucks coffee while shopping at a Black Friday event.

Holiday drinks: A mix of science and clever marketing

Nov 26, 2014
Here's why you crave that pumpkin spice latte and other "holidays in a glass."
Posted In: starbucks, holiday, holiday drinks, neuroscience
Plates of buffalo wings are stacked up before the gorging begins at an annual Wing Bowl competition in Philadelphia.

On Turkey Day eve, have we reached peak chicken?

Nov 26, 2014
Some traders are betting that stock in American chicken producers can only go down from here.
Posted In: turkey, chicken, Thanksgiving
A John Deere tractor sits in the middle of field of freshly cut tobacco leaves in Owings, Maryland.

John Deere doesn't expect it to be a happy new year

Nov 26, 2014
Crop prices have fallen, so Deere & Co. predicts farmers will buy less equipment.
Posted In: John Deere, tractors, farming
Cranberries are harvested at Weston Cranberry Farm in Carver, Massachusetts.

The government is literally buying tons of cranberries

Nov 26, 2014
34,000 tons, to be exact. Happy Thanksgiving.
Posted In: cranberry, surplus, department of agriculture

Forget Grandma's house. Hit a Thanksgiving restaurant.

Nov 26, 2014
Restaurants that serve dinner on Thanksgiving are increasingly busy.
Posted In: turkey, Thanksgiving, holiday season
In 1965, English singer Petula Clark wears an imitation zebra coat and matching hat designed for her by a Paris dressmaker.

A new high-tech shopping helper: Dressing room mirrors

Nov 25, 2014
Dressing room mirrors with touch screens that tell stores about your preferences and buying habits are part of a wider push to track online and offline shopping activity.
Posted In: mirror, department store, app, ebay, Nordstrom, Retail
Calories are listed next to menu items at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in New York City. New York was the first city to implement and enforce calorie counts on fast food menus.

How restaurants calculate calorie counts

Nov 25, 2014
New FDA rules will require more businesses to post calorie counts. Most of them will turn to a database to help them (roughly) figure it out.
Posted In: calorie, fast food, fast food menu, calorie menu
A JetBlue aircraft prepares to land at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. in May 2014.

Flight school: JetBlue to offer educational videos

Nov 25, 2014
By the end of the year, the airline plans to provide you with an eggheaded excuse to avoid talking to the passenger next to you.
Posted In: JetBlue, Online classes, airplace, flying, Education

On-the-ground coverage from protests Ferguson

Nov 25, 2014
Marketplace's Adam Allington is in Missouri covering the grand jury decision.
Posted In: Ferguson, police, protest
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