They said it couldn’t be done: New decade of year-shaped glasses for 2010, despite 1

Wacky New Year specs live on in 2010, despite 1

Winter storm hurt holiday sales for crucial Saturday before Christmas, figures show

Snowstorm took toll on holiday sales

NEW YORK — A key measure of retail sales confirms that the last Saturday before Christmas was a disappointment as a snowstorm that slammed the Northeast stymied sales during a crucial shopping week.

Obama, first lady not exchanging Christmas gifts, only want hugs from daughters

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Obama, first lady not exchanging Christmas gifts, only want hugs from daughters

Obama not expecting much under Christmas tree

The Santa Proof: In NYC bar, arguing that magic, mystery and even Mr. Claus are very alive

Proving the existence of Santa in a Brooklyn bar

Obama visits Washington youth center, reads Christmas story to children

President Barack Obama

Boat driver: Coast Guard vessel hit his boat in deadly collision in San Diego Bay

Boat driver: Coast Guard vessel sped before crash

It’s beginning to look nothing like Christmas for those who take dim view of ‘green’ lights

Many take dim view of new-fangled Christmas lights

Millions of people snowed in by East Coast storm over the weekend slog back to work

Storm-walloped East Coast returns to work _ slowly

1 dead, at least 5 hurt in collision of Coast Guard, civilian boats in San Diego Bay

1 dead, 5 hurt in Coast Guard boat collision in CA

NYC’s flagship Macy’s store reopens after escalator fire forces hundreds of shoppers to flee

NYC’s flagship Macy’s store reopens after fire

Several hundred motorists stranded on western Va. roads as snow storm socks East Coast

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Travelers, shoppers see frightful weather across East Coast ahead of Christmas

Treacherous snow storm strikes East Coast

WASHINGTON — A treacherous, frightful wintry storm slammed the East Coast on Saturday and dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas, hampering travelers and shoppers on the weekend before Christmas.

Travelers, shoppers brace for frightful weather across East Coast ahead of Christmas

President Barack Obama, daughter Sasha Obama and wife

Storm warnings issued, people stock up as heavy weekend snow bears down on mid-Atlantic

Storm warnings as snow bears down on mid-Atlantic

Retailers brace for storms set to hit East Coast on crucial last weekend of holiday shopping

Winter weather could slow holiday shoppers

Washington pastor finds a stick of dynamite before Christmas party

Pastor finds dynamite before Christmas party

Jordanians light what is said to be tallest Christmas tree in Middle East

Jordanians light Mideast’s tallest Christmas tree

Kwanzaa boom over, but small number of blacks continue to embrace the holiday

Kwanzaa celebrations continue, but boom is over

‘Tis the season: Save big with 5 easy, cheap and chic gift-wrapping options

Smart Spending: 5 ways to save on gift wrap

Ho-Ho-Ho! Wisconsin police have jolly good time singing carols in department’s Christmas video

Wis. cops have jolly good time in Christmas video

Montana man accused of assault during bachelor party must wear monitoring bracelet at wedding

Mont. man must wear monitoring bracelet at wedding

Numerals for 2010 delivered to Times Square ahead of New Year’s Eve ball dropping

‘2010′ numerals delivered to Times Square

NEW YORK — The year 2010 is days away and the numerals marking the new decade have rolled into Times Square.

Colorado boy accidentally shoots leg with gun his parents had hidden behind Christmas tree

Colo. boy shot with gun hidden by Christmas tree

For social service charities, this holiday season is a mix of gratitude and alarm

With demand up, charities face tough holidays

Car rear-ends horse-drawn holiday wagon in small western Va. town; 14 hurt, none seriously

Car hits horse-drawn Va. holiday wagon; 14 hurt

Car rear-ends horse-drawn holiday hayride in small western Va. town; 12 hurt, none seriously

Car hits horse-drawn Va. holiday hayride; 12 hurt

On the Call: Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn details how shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving went

On the Call: Best Buy’s Black Friday

NEW YORK — Best Buy reported better-than-expected third-quarter results on Tuesday. During a call with investors, CEO Brian Dunn talked about the electronics retailer’s traffic, sales and online business the two days after Thanksgiving that are popular for shopping.

More office workers expect to give than get gifts; don’t mix alcohol with caffeine, study says

More office workers expect to give than get gifts

Europe marks 150th birthday of Polish-born Esperanto creator Zamenhof

Europe marks 150th birthday of Esperanto creator


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