Toys R Us is joining the slew of stores that will open increasingly early this Thanksgiving.
The toy store chain will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. Last year, Toys R Us opened at 9 p.m.
The outward signs of recovery across the Northeast nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck were everywhere Monday: Power restored to tens of thousands, bridges and tunnels reopened and limited train and ferry service up and running.
In an effort to be first to offer Black Friday deals this year, Sears announced on Thursday that customers can shop the store's "doorbuster" discounts online starting Nov. 18, five days before the retail holiday.
Florida A&M University has offered $300,000 -- the maximum it says it can offer without state legislative action -- as a settlement to the family of Robert Champion Jr., the drum major who died after a hazing ritual last year, a university