It is a number that would even give frantic political pollsters pause. Americans will enjoy 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day. And it’s no wonder. Almost nine-out-of 10 Americans - 88 percent - tuck into a plate of turkey on the big day, and they put away an estimated 736 million pounds of it according to the National Turkey Federation, a trade association. Two thirds of Americans say eating leftovers is the best part of the meal. On Thursday, Americans will also help themselves to 30 million green bean casseroles.
Business & Economy
An expanded version of America’s annual Thanksgiving travel saga has begun with gas prices low and terrorism fears high.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton’s populist anti-Wall Street pitch is wearing thin with liberal activists who say her financial reform proposals are too weak and her record is too tainted by millions of dollars in campaign contributions from the financial sector.
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s opposition to the ill-fated Keystone XL oil pipeline didn’t prevent her from capturing a key endorsement Tuesday from a labor union that has been among the most vocal supporters of the project.
Tea party targeting may be out, but wealth targeting is still very much in vogue at the IRS, where auditors target the wealthy and those with high incomes at much higher rates than other taxpayers.