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The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. According to the Fed, daily hotel room rates in Southern California have risen to pre-recession levels.

Highlights from the Fed's beige book

Dec 3, 2014
It brims with economic tidbits on such things as hotel rates and e-commerce.
Posted In: The Fed, Beige Book, Thanksgiving, hotels, e-commerce
People walk past restaurants illuminated at dusk as the Tsutenkaku tower, center, stands in the Shinsekai shopping district of Osaka, Japan. The country is trying to find ways to stimulate its economy.

The underdog of contrived shopping holidays

Nov 27, 2014
This weekend, don't forget about Small Business Saturday.
Posted In: Retail, Small Business, Thanksgiving
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

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
A Tofurky holiday roast, from the company's recipe blog.

Making it a meatless Thanksgiving with Tofurky

Nov 25, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks to Seth Tibbott, founder and president of the Tofurky company.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, turkey, vegetarian, vegan

Your Wallet: Making Thanksgiving work for you

Nov 21, 2014
Let us in on the secrets of your Turkey-day economics.
Posted In: Thanksgiving

With low gas prices, Thanksgiving travel hits the road

Nov 20, 2014
Low cost of gas + high airline tickets = more people driving.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, holiday travel, gas prices
People crowd the first floor of a Macy's before the store's midnight opening that kicks off the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. A social-media campaign to boycott Black Friday in protest of events in Ferguson, Missouri, has begun to take shape.

Shopping: As American as apple pie on Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2013
Stores are opening up earlier than ever this Thanksgiving, in an effort to lure shoppers. Not everyone is happy about it.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, Retail, shopping, Black Friday

5 trends - including TV dinners - spawned by Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2013
Turkey, Black Friday, and ... TV dinners? Here are a few parts of the economy that wouldn't be the same without Thanksgiving.
Posted In: Thanksgiving

Going to work on Thanksgiving -- not everyone is bummed about it

Nov 28, 2013
While you're eating turkey and enjoying time with family and friends, let's take a moment to acknowledge those who are working on this day.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, working, Retail

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