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Early Beatles audition tape going on the auction block

They were four completely unknown men living in Liverpool in 1962. Ordinary 20-something-year-olds who had formed what seemed to be a very ordinary rock band.

Some Republicans move away from no-tax pledge

Nothing riles up the tea party chattering class like a broken pledge against raising taxes.

A gift guide for gamers of all types

This holiday season, shopping for the gamer in your life is easier -- and harder. Easier because there are so many great choices, you can't go wrong.

Cyber Monday starts early this year

Post-Thanksgiving online discounts were once relegated to Cyber Monday -- but these days, websites are launching deals even before Black Friday. And the resulting shopping frenzy is expected to set records.

Black Friday comes early to Wal-Mart

al-Mart workers stood sentry by stacks of products -- vacuums, blankets, Hello Kitty bedspreads -- marked with signs reading "Merchandise not available until 8 p.m. Thursday."

Police: Halle Berry's fiancé and ex have Thanksgiving Day fight

Tensions erupted at the home of actress Halle Berry on Thanksgiving Day.

Hey Santa, pin this

There are slews of apps and websites to help you make the most of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the two mondo-consumerist U.S. holidays.

Opinion: This Thanksgiving, keep forgotten people, history in mind

Americans will gather together for food and give thanks for their good fortune on Thursday.

5 hot post-Thanksgiving hotel sales

Snap out of that turkey coma and make plans for a little escape from the frenzy of holiday prep.

Why Black Friday shoppers endure the crush

News footage of Black Friday sales, in which shoppers line up after Thanksgiving in search of steeply reduced merchandise, can resemble an episode of the classic nature show "Wild Kingdom."