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  • Thanksgiving Google doodle turkey lays 12 Easter eggs

    Thanksgiving Google doodle turkey lays 12 Easter eggs

    The Thanksgiving turkey on Google's home page comes with a full wardrobe. You can change the bird's feathers, hairstyle, and even footwear. In fact, by our calculations – keeping in mind that all of our finance and tech support staff have already left for the holiday, leaving us with an office full of liberal arts majors – Google's turkey has 2,985,984 possible combinations. Among those, there are 12 secret combinations. Find the right outfit and – poof! – the turkey reveals several bonus accessories. However, discovering all 12 could take you longer than cooking a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. Fear not! We found each of the outfits so that you don't have to. Sit back and enjoy.

  • Thanksgiving travel: Top 3 ways to spot delays

    Thanksgiving travel: Top 3 ways to spot delays

    Thanksgiving Day is one of America's most cherished holidays, yet the 24 hours before the celebration begins seem to create the biggest challenges. Will you get to your destination safely? Will you be on time? It's no surprise that Americans encounter snags. Some 42.5 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles this year to their Thanksgiving destinations, according to AAA, a 4 percent increase over last year. Here are three methods to help you plan ahead and avoid travel delays:

  • Thanksgiving dinner: Why is it more expensive?

    Thanksgiving dinner: Why is it more expensive?

    The cost of a Thanksgiving turkey is up $3.91 cents over last year. Overall, a Thanksgiving dinner is up 13 percent since last Thanksgiving.

  • Decoder Buzz Thanksgiving Day proclamation: Its curious link to 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'

    As presidential messages go, the traditional Thanksgiving Day proclamation is richer than most in oddball trivia. Here are some fun facts about its genesis. 

  • Thanksgiving turkeys get presidential pardon (video)

    Thanksgiving turkeys get presidential pardon (video)

    Two 45-pound turkeys, named Liberty and Peace, got a presidential Thanksgiving pardon today.

  • Black Friday 2011 deals: How about 20 percent off a new car?

    Black Friday 2011 deals: How about 20 percent off a new car?

    Looking for a great deal on Black Friday 2011? You could elbow your way through big-box stores. But don't forget car dealerships, where new-car discounts may run in the thousands. 

  • Cider-braised turkey drumsticks and thighs

    Stir It Up! Cider-braised turkey drumsticks and thighs

    Having a smaller Thanksgiving gathering? Try braising turkey drumsticks instead of roasting a whole bird.

  • Chocolate pecan pie

    Stir It Up! Chocolate pecan pie

    Seasonal favorite pecan pie is even better with a little chocolate.

  • Why Iran sanctions are pushing up oil prices

    Why Iran sanctions are pushing up oil prices

    Oil prices rose above $108 per barrel in the wake of new sanctions on Iran. The US, Canada, and Britain announced new sanctions on Iran's energy and finance sectors.

  • Five reasons why the congressional supercommittee failed

    Tax VOX Five reasons why the congressional supercommittee failed

    Congress’ goal when it created this panel was not to resolve a fiscal mess. It was merely to buy time so it could avoid painfully tough choices.