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Box Sets from Bruce, Bob, Aretha and More for the Holidays

MUSIC | Nov 23
the holiday season ushers in a whole new crop of boxed sets. Here are som selected AP reviews.

Kiddie Tech Beyond Video Games, Tablets

PERSONAL TECH | By Bree Fowler | Nov 22
What to get a tech-savvy kid who's tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for building circuits to a talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson artificial-intelligence system.

Fear Not: You'll Get Your Thanksgiving Turkey, Pumpkin Pie

FINANCE | By Steve Karnowski | Nov 17
Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won't cost Americans much more than last year.

Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

HEALTH | By Blake Beckcom | Nov 15
The following tips will help you fend off that holiday weight gain so that you won't end this season with a New Year's resolution to lose those added holiday pounds!

Holiday Car Deals Move Earlier: 4 Things to Consider

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Nov 15
Car buyers will reap good deals for a longer time, analysts say, as automakers battle to hold or increase their share of what likely will be record U.S. auto sales this year. Savings can run in the thousands of dollars.

Tempest in a Coffee Cup: What's Starbucks Flap All About?

CORPORATE | By Adam Geller | Nov 14
The brew-haha of supposed outrage that has spilled forth since the Starbucks coffee chain served up what looked, at first glance, like a seasonal throwaway is increasingly hard to figure.

Shopping for Someone on Your List Just Got Easier

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Nov 14
Whether you are shopping for the kids in your life or for adults, you can get everything you need without stepping out into the headache waiting to happen that is retail stores during the holiday season.

In Competitive Holiday Spirit Shipping Fees Gone at Best Buy

CORPORATE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 25
Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronic chain, will drop all restrictions for free shipping for the holiday season, underscoring big changes in what customers have come to expect when they shop.

Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Signaling Shift in Retail Jobs

Amazon plans to hire 100,000 people for the holidays, a 25 percent jump from last year that reveals a shift in the way we shop.

How to Make Your Holiday Party Stand Out

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Dec 19
How can you make sure your party will stand out from the rest? I'm here to give you a few tips to accomplish just that.

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