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Let’s Bail Ourselves Out and Occupy a Small Business This Saturday

With Black Friday coming up, all eyes are on the big retail chains, and who's going to open earliest. Your Walmarts, Best Buys, Targets - they're the ones who get a ton of press and a ton of sales. If you're sick of it, maybe you can get behind a brilliant new Thanksgiving shopping holiday - Small Business Saturday. American Express is behind it, which is kind of ironic, since they don't exactly scream small business -but here's the idea:

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(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Recession Looms Large As Black Friday Approaches

Every year retailers ramp up the sales and hope to get into the black (hence the name) on the day after Thanksgiving.  Either we are or are not in a recession, depending on who's information you wish to trust

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Buy on Black Friday

Savvy buyers know Black Friday can be one of the best days of the year to find terrific bargains, but not all items are such great deals. In order to better your experience on that infamous shopping day, here are some things you may want to avoid purchasing, along with when you may be able to score the best deals on them.

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theBlackBrian / Veganbaking.net / Dinner Series, Flickr
theBlackBrian / Veganbaking.net / Dinner Series, Flickr
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Make Thanksgiving Dinner From Scratch with This Recipe Roundup

theBlackBrian / Veganbaking.net / Dinner Series, Flickr

Feeling up for a challenge this Thanksgiving? Sick of the canned cranberry sauce and the pre-made, store-bought turkey? Try cooking an entire feast for your family… from scratch! Let’s face it, in the end, you may be a little bit worn out, but you get to eat the delicious results and bask in the light of your own accomplishment. This year, le

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Have an Off-Beat Thanksgiving Dinner with These 10 Food Items

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While many Thanksgiving tables will be laden with turkey, stuffing and other more traditional fare, there’s no rule that says you have to blend in with the crowd. In fact, do

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Jessie Hagen/Pamela/IAmButtonGirl, Etsy
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10 Fun and Offbeat Etsy Finds For Black Friday

Jessie Hagen/Pamela/IAmButtonGirl, Etsy

While the sellers on Etsy.com are probably hoping you'll spend all your Christmas cash on their handicrafts come Cyber Monday, it seems many of them are also aware how much people love a good, live-and-in-person Black Friday sale. How e

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Why We Eat What We Eat – Stories Behind Traditional Thanksgiving Foods

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If you're like most Americans, your Thanksgiving dinner table will include at least a few basic items — turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the like. But have you ever thoug

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Excited About Midnight Black Friday Sales? Well, Workers Aren’t

This year, stores like Target, Macy’s and Kohls plan on beginning their Black Friday sales at midnight on Thanksgiving in order to claim a piece of the retail pie. While this may be beneficial for the company and customers, the workers seem to be getting the short end of the stick.

Target employees in particular are not happy about the change, with one even starting an online petition called ‘Tell Target to Save Thanksgiving’ that’s now been signed by more than 87,000 people.

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