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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."

Where do you find your Thanksgiving gratitude?

Where do you go to feel a sense of gratitude, serenity or peace in your life?

Despite Sandy, Queens family is giving thanks -- together

About this time last year, Kate Rigaut was surrounded by 15 of her closest relatives, heaping turkey, stuffing and two kinds of potatoes onto her plate.

Lawmakers offer helping of holiday thanks with side dish of debt worries

After a heated campaign season, lawmakers expressed gratitude in their Thanksgiving remarks but not without the political undertones of an economy limping back to life and impending fiscal crisis.