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Wicked weather threatens to upend best-laid Thanksgiving travel plans

If your spouse is mad that you forgot to make Thanksgiving travel plans, try not to rub this in too much: The whole family may be glad you stayed at home, as a winter storm threatens to upend the best-laid plans.

Additional legal costs for big banks could top $100 billion

U.S. banks might still be on the hook for more than $100 billion in additional fines and legal costs over bad mortgage loans sold during the financial crisis, according to a new estimate from credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade coming with a side of controversy

Another year of magic kicks off Thursday morning at the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with its signature giant balloons, whimsical floats and performers taking over the streets of New York City, but a couple of displays are generatin

Stamp prices to go up 1 cent in January

Mailing a letter will cost one cent more, or 47 cents, starting in January, under a proposal approved by the U.S. Postal Service's regulator.

Nasty weather wallops much of U.S. just before Thanksgiving

The wicked wintry weather that pummeled the West Coast is now barreling across the country, threatening to wreck millions of holiday travel plans just before Thanksgiving.

Sprint falls to last on Consumer Reports list

Sprint tumbled to last place in this year's Consumer Reports rankings for wireless service providers, based on a survey of users.

McDonald's new order: a third drive-thru window

It looks like two drive-thru windows are not enough to keep burgers and fries at McDonald's coming in an orderly fashion. The fast-food restaurant announced it will add a third.

10K a day applying for Obamacare in California

Californians are flocking to the Obamacare health exchange there, with 10,000 a day registering on the web site last week.

Angelcare recalls baby monitors after 2 deaths

"Stop worrying while your baby sleeps!" reads the box on one model of the Angelcare Movement Sensor with Sound Monitor. "The peace of mind you need," says the box containing another model.

Hurricane Katrina survivor travels to Illinois to prepare meals for tornado victims

Hurricane Katrina opened everyone's eyes to the power of a natural disaster. Now a victim of that storm is lending a hand to those affected by last week's tornado in Washington, Illinois.