Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving

In this Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 photo, Towne East J.C. Penney employee Derreck Andrews stocks sweaters for Thanksgiving Day sales, in Wichita, Kan. Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in whats quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Mike Hutmacher)

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what’s quickly becoming a new holiday tradition.

Ugly Christmas tree getting single red bulb

In this photo taken on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, residents look on duing the Christmass the tree lighting in Reading, Pa. Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their holiday spirit. Now a group led by the city council president is raising money to buy and decorate a more impressive replacement. (AP Photo/Reading Eagle, Ben Hasty)

READING, Pa. (AP) — A much-maligned public Christmas tree in Pennsylvania is getting the Charlie Brown treatment.

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

In this photo released by Greek Navy on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, the 77-meter-long (250-foot) Baris cargo ship carrying some 700 people is seen about 30 nautical miles southeast of the Greek island of Crete. Ships from Greece rushed to help after a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of migrants floundered for hours Tuesday in gale-force winds and high waves in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said. (AP Photo/Hellenic Navy)

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towed

Weak consumer, business demand may slow US growth

In this Oct. 28, 2014 photo, customers shop at a Century 21 Department Store in Philadelphia. The Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for October on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerate in the final three months of the year.

Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

FILE - This July 31, 2014, file photo shows Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a surgical procedure to place a stent in her right coronary artery. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 81-year-old Ginsburg had the procedure Wednesday morning after a coronary blockage was discovered. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases

In this Nov. 20, 2014 photo, Dr. John Fankhauser, left, shows his temperature reading to Carmel Clements, right, a supervising nurse with the Mecklenburg County Health Department, outside his temporary home at the SIM headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Fankhauser is one of the more than 2,600 people who have undergone the 21-day ritual ordered by the federal government to guard against cases of Ebola from slipping into the country from West Africa. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

NEW YORK (AP) — For three weeks, Dr.

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