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The 15 Best Recipes to Make for Christmas Dinner

Christmas is like clockwork: Thanksgiving passes, and all of a sudden your to-do list gets longer, with menu planning, gift shopping and wrapping, and Christmas tree-decorating. But just because Christmas comes around every year doesn't mean your menu has to. Are you tempted to cook the same …

Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year.<p>In an unexpected move, lawmakers also …

Top 10 U.S. companies to work for

What makes a company great to work for?<p>Good pay and benefits don't hurt. But when it comes down to it, employees said it's office culture and great colleagues that make these companies satisfying places to work.<p>Glassdoor asked people about the pros and cons of their employers, and had them rate …

Thanksgiving by the numbers

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>2</b> -- The ranking of Thanksgiving on the list of America's favorite holidays. Christmas is No. 1.<p><b>2</b> -- The maximum number of days the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests keeping a fresh turkey before cooking it.<p><b>2.5</b> -- The number in miles of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade available for …

Could immigration battle cause a shutdown?

Congressional Republicans are vowing to fight President Barack Obama's plan to make immigration changes through executive action, but they are struggling with how to do that without triggering another government shutdown.<p>The House and Senate need to pass a measure during the lame duck session to …

Ohio State and Notre Dame can't be happy about the new College Football Playoff rankings

There are still four weeks of the regular season to go and a lot of important games that will decide the final four teams that will play in the College Football Playoff. But here are the biggest winners and losers from the selection committee’s latest ranking.<p>Winners<p>Oregon<p>The Ducks, despite having …

Some Unhappy Yahoo Investors Are Asking AOL For Rescue

Their move follows an activist campaign by the hedge fund Starboard Value LP, which is pushing Yahoo to consider a deal with AOL and unlock Yahoo's valuable stakes in Asian web companies.<p>Armstrong has been receptive to these Yahoo shareholders and acknowledged the potential benefits of a deal, the …

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S&P 500 unlikely to hit another record: U.S. stocks

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks ended Wednesday’s choppy session essentially flat, as the main indexes struggled to stay in record territory.<p>The …

Banks fined $4.3B in foreign exchange probe

Six big banks agreed Wednesday to pay $4.3 billion to settle civil allegations from regulators in the U.S., Great Britain and Switzerland that some of their traders attempted to manipulate the world's $5.3-trillion-a-day foreign exchange currency-trading market to boost trading profits.<p>Traders from …

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers Rips His Team Apart After Blowout Loss To Golden State

The Golden State Warriors pummeled the Los Angeles Clippers 121-104, running up 65 points in the first two quarters to take a 23-point halftime lead.<p>The loss moved the Clippers to 3-2 on the season, and coach Doc Rivers is clearly not happy with how his team has played so far.<p>After the game, Rivers …

This Periscope-Shaped Camera Lets You Stealthily Take Photos, But It's Missing One Important Thing

The smartphone maker recently unveiled its first standalone camera, the $199 Re, which is meant to serve the same purposes as a GoPro but for the everyday consumer.<p>When HTC unveiled the device in October, it marketed it as an ideal gadget for taking family photos, documenting vacations, and other …