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Thanksgiving facts by the numbers

1.5 -- The number of pounds of turkey the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line recommends per guest so that you have plenty left over for sandwiches.

Hostess liquidation likely as mediation fails

Hostess Brands said Tuesday evening that a last-ditch mediation session with its bakers' union over a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court had failed, bringing the company closer to liquidation.

Voice of Elmo resigns following controversy

Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who provides the voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street," has resigned from his Sesame Workshop position, the company announced Tuesday.

Appeals court strikes down Michigan's affirmative action ban

A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowly struck down Michigan's 6-year-old ban on considering race and gender in college admissions, a ruling that the state intends to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Missiles fired at Tel Aviv for first time since Gulf War

Several media outlets are reporting missiles have been fired at the Tel Aviv area for the first since the Gulf War. Speculators fear this may lead to all out war.

Facebook jumps 12%

About 800 million Facebook shares were newly available to trade on Wednesday, a phenomenon that typically sends a company's stock lower. But Facebook bucked the trend with a 12% gain.

'Big-time dive' promised in Petraeus probe

FBI and CIA officials will travel Wednesday to Capitol Hill to brief the House Intelligence Committee's chairman and its top Democratic member on the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation that led up to it, accord

800 million Facebook shares set to flood market

It's déjà vu all over again for Facebook. On Wednesday, the company faces yet another day when millions of shares could hit the market -- and this may the biggest potential stock dump by far.

Petraeus probe includes top general in Afghanistan

The scandal that took down former CIA Director David Petraeus has ensnared another powerful general.

Black Thursday is the new Black Friday

"Black Friday" may be a thing of the past. That's because retailers are duking it out over who is the first store to open for the big annual holiday sales.