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Labor Day 2014 in Amarillo, TX – What is Open and What is Closed?

Labor Day falls on Monday, September 1st, 2014, giving many a chance to catch up on family/alone time.  What to do with a nice day off...be bored?  Nah, there's plenty to do in Amarillo on Labor Day!

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Nearly Half of Americans Want to Skip the Holidays; Do You? — Survey of the Day

The holiday season has snuck up on the American consumer once again, and rather than feeling completely overwhelmed by travel plans and last-minute shopping and the millionth playing of 'Jingle Bell Rock,' almost half of the population simply wishes we could just skip Christmas altogether.

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Americans Observe Veterans Day

Millions of Americans took time to observe Veterans Day in cities across the nation on Sunday.

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Now It’s a Trend: Target Jumps on the Price-Matching Bandwagon — Dollars and Sense

Earlier this week, Target announced that, like Best Buy and Toys R Us did recently, it would be joining the price-matching game this holiday season. The company said it plans to match the prices of online retailers as a way to stay competitive during the holiday shopping season.

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What Is the Real Story Behind the History of Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. Most folks pull out the guacamole and celebrate with friends over margarita specials at their local cantina, but beyond the revelry of the fiesta, here are a few things you might not know about the fifth of May holiday:

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Celebrate President’s Day with a Look at Presidents Tossing Ceremonial First Pitches

Did you know that President Taft was the first president to toss the ceremonial first pitch before a Major League Baseball game? He did in in 1910 on Opening Day at Griffith Stadium before a Washington Senators game. Since Taft, every president has followed suit taking the mound at some point during his presidency.

Franklin Roosevelt holds the record for the most times a president got the honor, hurling nine different times (eight opening days and an All-Star Game). Here’s a look back at some of the more memorable performances of presidents over the past century:

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What’s the Best Valentine’s Day Gift? — Survey of the Day

It’s February, so that means you’re on the Valentine’s Day clock, fellas.

While knowledge of your special lady should be what dictates what you get her, come the 14, perhaps this survey from Sears of more than 1,000 adults on their V-Day gift preferences can also help you out.

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Are Store Owners to Blame for the Crowds of Shoppers?

When you think of holiday shopping, the least enjoyable is getting bumped by crowds of people, right? Brett A.S. Martin, a professor at Queensland University of Technology Business School in Australia, definitely knows this, since he believes congestion is actually caused by store owners filling their aisles to the brim with as many products as possible.

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7 Wacky Worldly December Holidays You Probably Didn’t Know About

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Most of us are looking forward to the gift giving and family dinners associated with the traditional December holidays. B

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Say Goodbye to Holiday Spirit, Most Aren’t Fazed by It This Year — Survey of the Day

Despite all the glitz and glam, all the lights, tinsel and gifts, the holiday season doesn’t bring cheer to the majority of Americans. According to a new survey from Poll Position, only 37 percent of 1,072 adults surveyed answered that the holidays make them happier.

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