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  • ‘Mattress Mack’ prepares to serve Thanksgiving dinner to nearly 20K Texans
    ABC News(HOUSTON) -- Houston’s hometown hero who opened his furniture stores’ doors after Hurricane Harvey is now preparing nearly 100,000 pounds of food to serve at a free Thanksgiving dinner.“We’re planning on feeding between 15,000 and 20,000 people here tomorrow,” Jim McIngvale, better known as "Mattress Mack," said Wednesday on ... read more
    BusinessNovember 22, 2017
  • Gearing up for Thanksgiving dinner, with a nod to ‘Made in America’
    ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With Thanksgiving just a few days away, La Brea Bakery is selling more than 20 million pounds of bread, just in time for sopping up gravy and making sandwiches out of leftover turkey.According to La Brea, it's the busiest time of the year."Over 2,000 of our ... read more
    BusinessNovember 22, 2017
  • Inside the NYC bakery selling bread for as much as $20 a loaf
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Brooklyn based bakery is proving that artisan bread is back on the rise.Head baker Austin Hall at She Wolf Bakery told "Nightline" their luxe loaves are flying off the shelves this fall, with some selling for as much as $20 each.Compared to breads made with commercial ... read more
    BusinessNovember 21, 2017
  • Larger crowds get a head start on this year’s Thanksgiving travel
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It’s that time of the year again. Get ready, leave home a little earlier and be prepared to stand in heavy airport lines because 50.9 million Americans are expected to travel over this year’s Thanksgiving holiday according to the American Automobile Association. That’s a 3.3 percent increase ... read more
    BusinessNovember 21, 2017
  • Tech companies lead US stocks to new records
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Technology stocks led Wall Street to new records on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 160.50 (+0.69 percent) to finish at 23,590.83.The Nasdaq climbed 71.76 (+1.06 percent) to close at 6,862.48, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,599.03, up 16.89 (+0.65 percent) from its open.Crude oil ... read more
    BusinessNovember 21, 2017
  • Charlie Rose fired from CBS and PBS amid sexual misconduct allegations
    Roy Rochlin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- CBS and PBS have fired veteran journalist Charlie Rose after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. In a statement to staff posted on Twitter, CBS said Rose was terminated "effective immediately." "This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to ... read more
    BusinessNovember 21, 2017
  • Behind the scenes with Southwest Airlines’ social media ‘Listening Center’
    Jim Sugar/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- In Dallas, a team of 40 customer service experts take turns around the clock monitoring Southwest Airlines' various social channels with one primary goal: to listen to you. Their job becomes even more important this week as more than 24 million travelers are expected to fly ... read more
    BusinessNovember 21, 2017
  • Federal prosecutors charge Iranian national for allegedly hacking into the computer servers of HBO
    Credit: HBO(NEW YORK) -- An Iranian hacker was accused by federal prosecutors in New York Tuesday of orchestrating the summertime cyberattack that targeted HBO and compromised some of the channel’s most popular programming.Behzad Mesri was charged in a seven-count indictment with computer fraud, wire fraud and other crimes. He is ... read more
    BusinessNovember 21, 2017
  • Tech companies, retailers lead US stocks higher
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed in the green ahead of the holiday week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 72.09 (+0.31 percent) to finish at 23,430.33.The Nasdaq gained 7.92 (+0.12 percent) to close at 6,790.71, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,582.14, up 3.29 (+0.13 percent) from its open.Crude oil ... read more
    BusinessNovember 20, 2017
  • Consumer advocacy group calls for recall of bestselling minivan Chrysler Pacifica amid complaints of stalling
    Chrysler(NEW YORK) -- A consumer advocacy group is calling for a recall of all 2017 Chrysler Pacifica's because the federal government has received more than 50 complaints that say the minivans stalled during operation.In addition to its plea to Chrysler, the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety will file a petition ... read more
    BusinessNovember 20, 2017