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Topic - Christmas
A teenage father in the U.K. is outraged after he paid an eBay seller roughly $750 for a Day One Edition of the Xbox One, which was supposed to be a gift for his 2-year-old son on Christmas, only to receive in the mail a color photo of the coveted console.
The nation's economy overcame a round of federal budget cuts and posted a surprisingly strong 3.6 percent growth rate in the summer quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday morning.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg flicked the switch on the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree Wednesday evening, following in the footsteps of a tradition that's been honored since 1933 — the annual tree lighting at the downtown site.
Somebody in Redmond, Wash., is taking a strong stand for Christmas by posting signs all around town that contain biblical verses and tout the bold proclamation: "It's OK to say Merry Christmas."
The first thought that pops into the mind of Rep. Earl Blumenauer when he sees prices at the gasoline pump is: They ought to be higher. The Oregon Democrat introduced legislation Tuesday to nearly double the federal gas tax from 18.4 cents per gallon to 33.4 cents over the next three years. By indexing the amount to inflation, the tax would hike itself automatically each year.
Why Financing Can Make or Break Your Holidays
While Sarah Palin quietly continued her national tour to promote her new book "Good Tidings, Great Joy," MSNBC host Martin Bashir quietly resigned from the network Wednesday, three weeks after broadcasting blatant slurs against the former Alaska governor.
With time running out on this year's congressional session, leaders are anxious to find something, anything, that they can tout as an accomplishment back home. With little good news on the budget and taxes, the House will try its hand at getting something done on legal reform.
Gary Pinkel was in no mood for holiday cheer a year ago.
President Obama launched a marketing blitz this week in an attempt to get back some public support for his health care law and salvage his legacy. The problem with his plan is that Americans’ overwhelming dislike of Obamacare stems from finally finding out how big of a disaster it is for their families. No fancy public relations campaign can change reality.
Some of those who fear a war on Christmas will be pleased to learn that a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus will be displayed at Florida's Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday and will remain throughout the Christmas season.
Christmas lights, family-size frozen lasagna, gaming systems, and even Dallas Cowboys sweatshirts are just some of the items available to customers beginning Wednesday, when two Wal-Mart stores open their doors in the District and usher in a new era in urban big-box retail.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command's popular Track Santa program is back for 2013, but the news that St. Nick will be getting fighter jet escorts isn't going over well with everyone, with some child advocates speaking out against the move.
Christmas tree growers around the nation are facing a harsh economic reality this season – their money-making crops are at risk of dying, the victims of root rot, and that means consumers may ultimately be bearing the burden from dwindling supplies and higher costs.
Those seeking to buy all of the gifts popularized by the holiday carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" should take note: This year's purchase price has risen by almost 7 percent, from $107,300 in 2012 to $114,651.