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Grocery stores prepare to curb 'panic buying' as COVID-19 surges

As the number of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to soar, experts are raising concerns about possible shortages during the upcoming holiday season, prompting some grocery stores to announce limits on some items.

Review: Second City holiday revue satirizes Christmas traditions Special

Toronto - Christmas is usually depicted as a happy season of good cheer, but in reality, it can be a time of stress, disappointment or loneliness for some. Leave it to Second City to roast the truths behind the myths in its new Toronto holiday revue.

Give your loved ones and yourself a holiday gift with Reveli Commissioned

It’s that time of year again. Holiday shopping season is upon us, and once again, millions of Americans will reach into their wallets for their credit cards.

Op-Ed: A minor delay is better than a broken game

It appears that the 2014 Holiday season is going to be a dry one for gamers as so many highly anticipated titles have been pushed back for a 2015 release.

Op-Ed: Helping Typhoon Haiyan survivors this holiday season

The Christmas celebration has changed for many in the Philippines since the country suffered devastation brought by typhoons during the last three Decembers.

Sales for 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' were down by 19%

According to Cowen & Company, a market-analysis firm, sales of 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' were down by 19 percent compared to its predecessor, 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II'.

Toronto wraps up another season of the Christmas Market Special

Toronto - As the holidays near, the festivities for Toronto's annual Christmas Market wrapped up for another season. Inspired by the traditions of European markets, the event in Toronto offered many similarities, but without the possible language barriers.

Op-Ed: 'Tis the season to be kind. Thoughts on true meaning of Christmas

It happened: That moment where the timing of today's date (Dec. 1) caught me completely off guard. It's December and like so many who can relate, I'm already feeling the time crunch, with Christmas only a few weeks away.

Diamonds, Krugerrands found in Salvation Army red kettles

Shawnee - A sure sign of Christmas approaching is the sight of the Salvation Army bell ringers and red kettles. And while some see the kettles as a place to drop spare change or a few dollars others see them as an opportunity to deposit more valuable goods .

Video: Calgary Teddy Bear Toss nets 25k stuffed toys for charity

Calgary - The Calgary Hitmen continued their annual Teddy Bear Toss Sunday night netting over 25,000 stuffed animals for charity. The 17-year tradition calls for fans to toss the donated toys onto the ice when the Hitmen score their first goal.

Secret Santa spreads hope, cheer, gives away $100 bills

Reading - A elderly gentleman dressed in red and wearing a cap with "Elf" embroidered on the back brightened up the holiday season for residents of Reading, Pa, when he visited the Salvation Army thrift shop, laundromats and bus terminals passing out $100 bills.

Exhausted 'Black Friday' worker drives into a canal

Palm Beach - An unnamed department store employee lost control of her car early Friday morning while heading home after a late-night shift at a local Target.

Old Town Alexandria kicks off the holiday season, Santa arrives Special

Alexandria - The day after Thanksgiving some people run off to the stores in hopes of snagging some good Black Friday deals, however others look ahead to Christmas festivities.

Op-Ed: Christmas or how I learned to hate it and love to be a recluse

Christmas is coming. Christmas is coming. Christmas is coming. That’s right. Whether you want to admit it or not, jolly old St. Nick is on his way to everyone’s homes delivering gifts we don’t need and items we don’t want.

Disney's Magic Kingdom kicks off holiday season Special

Orlando - Over time Orlando, Fla. has evolved to become one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Visitors from across the globe embark to this popular area, made famous through Walt Disney's vision.

FedEx to hire 20,000 extra workers for 2011 holiday season

Memphis - FedEx said this week the company plans to hire an additional 20,000 seasonal employees for the holidays. The new hires will help handle the anticipated increased volume the shipping company expects to see during the 2011 holiday season.

The Bay's 'Christmas Street' packed with hundreds of shoppers Special

The Hudson's Bay Company is one of Toronto's largest retail stores and it is no surprise to some that half of a floor is dedicated to everything Christmas.

Black Friday Green for Some, Red or Blue for Others Special

It's the day after Thanksgiving, and for many Americans Black Friday is the time to rush to buy. For others it's just another day while for some people the day is a reminder of those things lost during difficult times.

All I want for Hannukah is a Jew 'fro

As most of you know, we Jews have our own holiday around this time of year that is just as flimsy a pretext for showering each other with gifts and basking in wondrous commercialism (eat your hearts out, Buddhists). But I never get what I really want.

Op-Ed: A Christmas Carol

The “Holiday Season” had come to San Francisco, cool gray city of love, bringing with it thundering rains and icy blasts from off the Pacific.

Harsh Holiday Selling Season Likely

Despite a flood of shoppers this past weekend, this holiday shopping season promises to be one of the worst in decades. Weekend shopping was up by 25 million more shoppers this year but retail sales were only up 3% from last year.

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