Thanksgiving Day

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    November 27, 2014   BY Simone Pathe 

    Paul Solman stepped back to 1621 to explore the economics of the very first Thanksgiving, where, he learned, profit wasn’t everything. Neither is profit everything in 2014 on a family turkey farm that sells most of its free-range turkeys during just one week of the year. Continue reading

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    November 26, 2014  

    President Obama used his executive authority to pardon Mac and Cheese, the two birds who were saved from the Thanksgiving table this year. Who was the first president to give flight to this holiday amnesty? Political director Domenico Montanaro looks back at the tradition. Continue reading

  • Shoppers Take Advantage Of Black Friday Deals
    November 22, 2014  

    In the past few years, Black Friday shopping sales have crept into Thanksgiving Day as stores try to gain an advantage over their competitors at the start of the holiday shopping season. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Stephen Greenhouse of the New York Times about how the practice of opening stores on Thanksgiving is getting backlash within the business community. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2012  

    Many Americans will head to the mall after Thanksgiving dinner to snag retail deals once reserved for the early morning of "Black Friday." But as retailers fear a sluggish consumer spending holiday season, more are opening on the actual holiday. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Barney Jopson of The Financial Times. Continue reading