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Nov 23, 2012

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Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, right? Not exactly. We bust the biggest Black Friday myths. Plus, how many Thanksgiving leftovers are in your fridge? Reporter Nancy Marshall-Genzer on the economics of wasted leftovers. And a look at why the fallout rate for signed mortgage contracts is the highest it's been in more than two years, the reason why gas prices in Oklahoma are so low, and what a potential pilot shortage might mean for you.

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Letters: Should you marry your partner's debt?

Nov 23, 2012
Is it worth holding off on a wedding until you and your fiancee get out of debt? Do you need a will if your spouse is your only family member? CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger dispenses advice and tackles questions on finding the best contractor and getting a health savings account.

In Tulsa, gas prices always below the norm

Nov 23, 2012
Oklahoma not only boasts some of the lowest gas prices in the country, but also one of the highest concentrations of gas stations.

Thanksgiving: A time to take your mind off the tough stuff

Nov 23, 2012
Commentator Scott Huler says Thanksgiving traditions create routine, routine creates simplicity, and simplicity creates a stress-free environment -- something we should all be thankful for.

What's behind the high fallout rate for mortgage contracts?

Nov 23, 2012
Some analysts believe home buyers' willingness to take out mortgages might be running ahead of banks' willingness to lend to them. But there are likely other factors at play.

How a pilot shortage could impact consumers

Nov 23, 2012
Flying used to be a glamorous job, but today's pilots work long hours for less pay. What does a shortage of pilots in the commercial airline industry mean for the future of flying and ticket prices?

Black Friday myths busted

Nov 23, 2012
True or false: Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. Purdue University professor Richard Feinberg says false. He debunks some common assumptions about the holiday shopping season and offers sound advice.

The economics of wasted leftovers

Nov 23, 2012
Americans trash millions of dollars worth of Thanksgiving turkey.

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, right? Not exactly. We bust the biggest Black Friday myths. Plus, how many Thanksgiving leftovers are in your fridge? Reporter Nancy Marshall-Genzer on the economics of wasted leftovers. And a look at why the fallout rate for signed mortgage contracts is the highest it’s been in more than two years, the reason why gas prices in Oklahoma are so low, and what a potential pilot shortage might mean for you.