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When did Black Friday start?

Black Friday has become as synonymous with Thanksgiving as pumpkin pie, but there are a lot of myths surrounding the origins of the shopping event, some even going back as far as the 1800s.

Turns out, you don't have to rewind quite that far to find th...

Pumping gas

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Black Friday's real deal: Cheap gas

The best Black Friday deal of 2014 is arguably at the gas station.

Best Buy

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Best Buy crashes amid Black Friday deals

Black Friday isn't the best day for your website to crash.

Shopping for stocks

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How to bargain shop for stocks

Shoppers aren't the only ones searching for deals these days.

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Awake and paralyzed during surgery

"I was awake but paralyzed," says Carol Weihrer as she recalls undergoing eye surgery in 1998.

Black Friday mass of shoppers

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Black Friday is nearly upon us, but deals have already begun

You may be one of the faithful Black Friday shoppers lining up outside malls and department stores across America.

Gas, oil refinery

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OPEC: No cut in oil production and prices keep falling

OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was desperately sought by some member states worried about the recent drop in prices.

Officials met for six hours of negotiations in Vienna. It would have been the first cut in pr...

Google logo on computer screen

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European Parliament votes for Google breakup

The European Parliament has voted to break up Google and weaken its dominance across the region.

Google controls about 90% of all Web searches in Europe, and politicians have grown increasingly concerned about its power.

But Thursday's vote on its own ...

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BlackBerry will buy your iPhone

BlackBerry wants your iPhone, and will pay for it.

Thanksgiving, turkey, holiday, Christmas

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CNN Poll: 86% of Americans to eat turkey

Chewing and shopping. That's on the agenda for Americans this Thursday.

As folks sit down for turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings, 45% say they'll be having dinner at home, while 42% will spend it at a relative's home, according to a new CNN/ORC In...

Thanksgiving, turkey, meal, Christmas, holiday

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9 facts you didn't know about Turkey Day

When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here's one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia.

Here's 9 to get you started. We bet you they'll eat them up!

1. A traditi...

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