Marketplace for Thursday, November 22, 2012
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Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner? Your turkey may have cost a little bit more this year thanks to last summer's drought. Planning to go Black Friday shopping? We look at why stores open so early, anyway. And if you're planning to head to Walmart, you might encounter demonstrations. Some workers are planning a walkout over unfair pay. We talk with Gallup's Frank Newport about who's shopping on Black Friday and check in with two expats about how they're doing on turkey day. Plus, stories on prestigious colleges offering courses online and will the U.K. leave the EU?
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, shopping
Most people don't go to Black Friday's early store openings. But for retailers, it's like an arms race. If their competitors open early, they have to respond.
Posted In: Walmart, Black Friday, protests
Walmart workers will walk picket lines outside stores on Black Friday to protest the retail chain's low wages. Walmart, with more than a million employees, helps set pay levels for the retail industry.
Posted In: Whats up Europe, expats, Thanksgiving
Americans may be stuffing themselves with turkey on Thanksgiving, but what about Americans on the other side of the pond?