HLN Money Expert Clark Howard and Jennifer Westhoven talk about Black Friday 2011.
Millions of travelers headed home on one of the busiest days of the year Sunday, many of them fighting crowds but avoiding what had been feared could be even worse delays caused by treacherous weather.
Occupy protesters across the country celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, bringing all the trimmings of a traditional meal to the unlikely location of a demonstration.
Six people, including three children, were killed when their plane crashed into rugged mountains east of Phoenix on a Thanksgiving eve trip, authorities said Thursday.
A small plane crashed into a mountain east of Phoenix, Arizona.
It's not the kind of weather map or travel intelligence you want to see on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
CNN's Carl Azuz considers how far our nation's Thanksgiving traditions have wandered.
Life is full of empty thank yous, as when a recorded voice from the cable company says, "Thank you for holding," or an airline cancels a flight and says, "Thank you for your understanding," or when that fascinating account of your gall bladder surgery is met with silence, followed by "Thanks for sharing."
Chef Rocco DiSpirito offers HLN"s Joy Behar tips on how to survive Thanksgiving without overeating or gaining weight.
I've watched my brother-in-law lavish ribs, potato salad and even nachos on his beloved pooch with reckless abandon. Give my dog Lulu a banana, and she returns it in a far less pleasant form. That's why I spend the holidays policing relatives as they walk their near-empty Thanksgiving plates to the kitchen.
You've been thinking about it for weeks. Mounds of turkey piled high with buttery mashed potatoes, dripping with gravy.
Big-box stores are stealing Thanksgiving, and their workers aren't happy about it. After Target decreed that Black Friday would start at midnight Thanksgiving night and that employees must report to work at 11 p.m., an Omaha worker, Anthony Hardwick, posted a petition at Change.org asking the company to move the official start of Christmas shopping back to 5 a.m. Friday. Response from workers and others has been stellar: 192,000 signatures by Monday.
To help keep the peace with her in-laws during holidays, Julia Smith adopted a rule several years ago about talking politics: Don't do it, and don't take the bait if anyone starts in.
Thanks to earlier-than-ever store openings, Black Friday has eaten into Thanksgiving Day, but that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice the holiday to get in on the best deals.
For Anthony Hardwick, Thanksgiving has special meaning. Last year, he proposed to his girlfriend, Denise, in front of her whole family during the holiday.
Toys "R" Us will kick off its Black Friday sales an hour earlier this year, opening its doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening.
More Americans are hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday, despite higher gas prices, according to the motorist group AAA.
Hard times continue for many Americans, but they will get a respite from all the gloom, with a reminder that the holiday spirit is upon us with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- a tradition through good times and bad, celebrating its 85th anniversary.
You might have to pay more for your pecan pie this Thanksgiving holiday. The tasty tree nuts are in tight supply in the U.S. thanks to a crop-damaging drought and a jump in demand from Chinese consumers.
Thousands of people are opting out of flying for Thanksgiving this year, but passengers who do book plane tickets for the holiday will still see jam-packed flights, the trade group that represents major U.S. airlines said Thursday.
Fewer people will fly this Thanksgiving, but they will be as cramped as ever.
Feasting on turkey aside, brace yourself for that other Thanksgiving ritual: joining a nationwide mad dash to make it to a family gathering and back in a journey that can exasperate even the most seasoned traveler.
CNN's Karin Caifa has some travel tips to help you navigate the Thanksgiving travel season.
Macy's will get a jumpstart on the Black Friday madness, opening its doors at midnight on Thanksgiving for the first time this year.
The Thanksgiving holiday is not only one of the busiest times to travel but it's also the most expensive. And this year it will only get worse.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about getting your flu shot.
The Badger family holidays are filled with medical catastrophes.
The singer whips up a vegan-friendly feast in a New York City hotel for Eric Johnson and family
Customers await for a Sears store in Burbank, California, to open for some holiday shopping.
Like a football coach preparing for a rival, Nicki Shoulders has been seriously game-planning for Black Friday -- right down to the play sheet.
Online sales increased on "Black Friday" this year, but not nearly as much as they did on Thanksgiving.
Plus, Gwyneth Paltrow, Crystal Bowersox and Tommy Lee dish on what makes the season special to them
Online sellers kick off the coming week with one of their biggest sales days of the year - Cyber Monday.
Toys R Us CEO Gerald Storch describes the crowds and hot items at the toys-only retailer that opened Thanksgiving night.
President Obama wished the nation a happy Thanksgiving on Thursday and also used his weekly address to renew his call for bipartisan cooperation on addressing major issues facing the nation.
The Obama's kick off their Thanksgiving holiday by handing out food baskets at Washington food pantry Martha's Table.
Looking for last-minute recipes? You won't have to search further than Google.com.
End of life conversations don't have to be horrible. "Ask the Doc" has suggestions on how to get started.
Barack Levin recently showed his children where the kidneys are in a human anatomy book, trying to explain why their daddy has been taking so many pills and feeling so tired.
My mother was no domestic goddess. She was a golfing, blackjack-playing, martini-drinking sort who had little to do with cooking, sewing, or, God forbid, "crafts."
Only two weeks into the adoption, Mordecai and Fiona are already exhibiting distinct personalities.
Kenji Onozawa went to Best Buy at 4 a.m. on Black Friday last year searching for discounts on a Blu-ray player and a netbook.
Was the turkey tasty? You don't have to tweet it.
Eatocracy's Kat Kinsman has some tips on how to make Thanksgiving stress free and delicious.
Thanksgiving is one of those great holidays that are less about commercialism and more about togetherness (and food, of course).
At 21 weeks of age and 45 pounds each, Apple and Cider would normally be prime candidates for Thanksgiving dinner this year.
President Obama pardonned two turkeys, Apple and Cider, from winding up as the feast at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
As millions of Americans prepare to take to the skies for Thanksgiving travel, a U.S. official says security concerns have risen again because of an article published in an online magazine produced by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
It has become as traditional as turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie: On the day after Thanksgiving, shoppers bundling up and heading out before dawn for retailer's eagerly awaited Black Friday doorbuster deals.
Even on the cusp of a long weekend, there's no rest for the weary, according to a report Tuesday.
For serious shoppers, the Friday after Thanksgiving is game day: Kickoff is early (sometimes at midnight), and those on the front line can score the best deals. For retailers, it signals the start of the holiday shopping season.
At the risk of sounding like Pastor Bob of Pigeon Knob, I have to say the best thing about Thanksgiving is the thankfulness part. It certainly isn't your loud relatives and their embittered children, and it isn't the weather (overcast, with a 50 percent chance of snow.)
After a wild ride last week, stocks could be in for a more volatility going into Thanksgiving.
CNN's Kate Bolduan looks at concerns over the more aggressive airport security measures.
The crowds. The lines. The security and scanning. The sprint to the gate. All of it can overwhelm air travelers -- especially during the holiday rush -- but it doesn't have to be that way.
Treasuries were little changed Friday, as investors scurried to the sidelines ahead of a quiet holiday week.
Magazine Marie Claire garners controversy over an article that mocks overweight actors and said they shouldn't be on TV.
Air fares are up dramatically this holiday season -- so there's no point in waiting for last-minute deals because they're not going to happen, experts say.
Black Friday bargains are expected to attract 138 million shoppers to stores this year, up 3% from last year, an industry report said Thursday.
The Disney star will remain at the treatment facility where she's making "tremendous progress"
An improving economy is behind an expected surge in Thanksgiving travel, according to a forecast released Tuesday.
Forget that second helping of pumpkin pie. With the economy still struggling American families are planning to scale back their Thanksgiving celebrations this year.
Although Thanksgiving is not a traditional gift giving holiday like Christmas, Hannukah or even Valentine's Day, if you are invited to someone's house for the holiday dinner, you won't want to show up empty handed.
Don't be one of the millions still paying for Christmas next year. Christine Romans on how you should pay this holiday.
Have you booked your holiday air travel? It's time to stop dragging your feet. Shop now, if you haven't already.
The couple soak up some sun during a seaside getaway
A rep for the Pirates of the Caribbean star denies he proposed to the Victoria's Secret model
The former first daughter accepts a Thanksgiving proposal from Marc Mezvinsky
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jen Aniston and other A-listers also go to the North African nation for a gala
The president makes calls to the troops then digs into a feast on the holiday
The star's mom, Dina, says she's excited to see her daughter - and expects her to help with the cooking
Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, along with a visit by the commanding general in Iraq and a phone call from President Obama, were some of the ways the White House and Pentagon helped U.S. troops overseas celebrate Thanksgiving.
The U.S. commander in Iraq says morale among troops in Iraq is good as they celebrate Thanksgiving.
Find out what Selena Gomez, Jennie Garth, Ian Somerhalder and more are serving alongside their turkey
"I was planning to eat this sucker," says the President, who issues a pardon at his daughters' request
The dining table at the Osmond family Thanksgiving feast will have all the fixings - turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and a mirrored disco ball trophy.
Dubai sent investors reeling Thursday after asking creditors to freeze the debt repayments of one of its biggest holding companies, Dubai World.
Lots of other ethnic groups have flocked to America's shores since the first Europeans arrived, and they've all created their own twists on turkey, pumpkin pie, and other Thanksgiving staples.
The serendipitous occurrence of this year's Thanksgiving holiday on the same evening as the Muslim Eid-ul-Adha is a festive occasion to reflect on the place of Islam in American collective consciousness and on Muslims as Americans.
Travelers across the United States arrived en masse at airports, hit the roads and boarded trains Wednesday, a day before the Thanksgiving holiday.
CNN's Rob Marciano goes behind the scenes of the largest carrier at the nation's busiest airport.
President Obama pardons a turkey, continuing a presidential Thanksgiving tradition.
A big bird from the East is heading west, thanks to a second chance at life given by President Obama in the nation's capital Wednesday, a day before Americans sit down to Thanksgiving dinner.
Going vegetarian on Thanksgiving doesn't mean forcing tofu into faux poultry or shaping legumes into meat-like blobs.
Zac! Hugh! Taylor! See why you should always bring a six-pack to a Thanksgiving feast
A slightly higher number of Americans will travel Thanksgiving holiday weekend compared with last year, but those traveling by air is expected to decline, AAA said.
U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Wednesday as investors cheered a stronger-than-expected labor market reading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
For the past few years, holiday cheer has been in short supply for electronics retail chains.
You can make fun of the Lions if you want. Why not? Everybody does.
As if traveling with the kids over the holidays weren't tough enough, this year we must contend with airline surcharges and swine flu, as well as all the usual annoyances and delays that go along with traveling -- especially with children -- during the busiest travel weeks of the year.
After a sharp drop last year, more Americans are expected to travel for the 2009 Thanksgiving holiday, although travel by air will decline, according to a forecast from motorist group AAA issued Wednesday.
The estranged couple will unite for a traditional holiday season with their brood
Thanksgiving air travelers can expect crowded planes as a result of the most dramatic capacity cuts since World War II, according to the industry's trade group.
When Lulis Leal's family gets together for Christmas, she is usually sunning herself on a beach surrounded by palm trees and turquoise waters, with not one extended relative in sight.
HLN money expert Clark Howard tells you where to find the best deals if you want to take a holiday vacation.
The reality TV dad and his on-again, off-again girlfriend argue over holiday plans
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