Gun Sales Surge, Just Like When Obama Was Elected the First Time
Brian.ch, Flickr Following President Obama’s victory last week, gun sales have spiked, much like they did in 2008 when he was first elected. Second Amendment supporters fear that a Democratic administration will tighten the screws on their ability to possess certain firearms, so the idea is to buy as many as possible while they’re still available...
What Will Thanksgiving Dinner Cost This Year? — Dollars and Sense
American Farm Bureau Federation The price of Thanksgiving is going up this year, but not as much as you might think.
What Are America’s Busiest Airports on Thanksgiving Weekend?
iStockphoto, Thinkstock Even though the price of holiday travel is on the rise, nearly 24 million people will still be shuttling across the friendly skies this Thanksgiving weekend.
Your Official Guide to When Stores Will Open on Black Friday
iStockphoto There is hardly any such thing as Black Friday anymore. With numerous retailers, like Walmart, opening their doors to holiday bargain addicts as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, other retailers must now either join the circus or risk missing out on frantic buyers with turkey hangovers and itchy spending fingers.
Facebook Makes You Spend More and Over-Eat — Dollars and Sense
Franco Bouly, Flickr Facebook may be giving people a false sense of self-esteem, leading to overspending and gluttonous behavior, according to new research.
Are Federal Prisoners Taking Jobs From Law-Abiding Citizens?
Joe Raedle, Getty Images There are currently thousands of inmates employed, at extremely low wages, in federal prisons all across the country manufacturing a myriad of products to be sold strictly to government agencies. Yet, while some argue that paying convicted felons to work in these factories is a good way of teaching them skills that can be used in civil society, others say that it takes job
New Red Velvet Cake Donut Surprisingly Not Super-Healthy … but Delicious
Ramin Talaie, Getty Images Dunkin Donuts aims to make their holiday menu extra special in the coming months with the introduction of a delectable red velvet cake donut garnished with a drizzle of cream cheese.
5 Weird Things Americans Voted on Yesterday
iStockphoto You might not know it from watching TV, but Americans also went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes on a myriad of issues not involving a certain residence on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. And some of those issues were a bit strange.
Thanksgiving Turkeys Will Be Cheaper Than Expected This Year — Dollars and Sense
Brand X Pictures The price of turkey is going to be cheaper than expected this year, largely because many retailers were able to lock in the cost of the birds before the summer’s drought sent feed prices way, way up.
Another Airline Charging $100 for Carry-On Luggage (That’s Four Now)
TDelCoro, Flickr Who in the heck is Spirit Airlines? Well, they are officially the fourth airline to start charging customers to bring aboard carry-on luggage, in this case $100.
North Korea’s ‘Hotel of Doom’ Is Finally Set to Open Next Year
ryugyonghotel.com The 105-story Ryugyong Hotel, known as the “hotel of doom,” is finally set to open its doors sometime next year after beginning construction more than 25 years ago.
Claim Your Election Day Freebies
David Becker, Getty Images Well, it’s finally Election Day here in the old Land of the Free, and what better way to give yourself a pat on the back for getting out there and casting your all-important vote than with some free stuff, right?