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Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 12:02 PM EST

Blame Wages & Turtle Doves: '12 Days' Cost Goes Up Slightly to $34,363

The slow recovery of the U.S. economy is continuing to keep the cost of Christmas — or at least the gifts listed in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" — from spiraling out of control. The price of two turtle doves... »

New Kids on the Block to Tour With Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men

New Kids on the Block to Tour With Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men

New Kids on the Block are kicking off another tour starting next spring, and tickets will go on sale this week. »

2016 Rock Center Tree Cut Down for NYC Journey

This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has started its journey from upstate New York to Manhattan. The 94-foot Norway spruce, owned by Angie and Graig Eichler, was cut down Thursday morning in Oneonta. »

Taco Bell Giving Out Free Tacos Wednesday Thanks to World Series

If you’re in the mood for a free taco this afternoon, you’re in luck. And you have the Cleveland Indians to thank for it. As part of their “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” campaign during the World Series,... »

Classic Oreo Cookies Are Now a Candy Bar

Classic Oreo Cookies Are Now a Candy Bar

Oreo, the chocolate cookie with white icing, is taking its classic taste to candy shelves. The brand's first candy bar, a Milka Oreo Big Crunch Chocolate Bar, was released yesterday and is available at... »

Starbucks Releases New Red Holiday Cups

Starbucks is unveiling its holiday coffee cups for this year and appears to be bringing back snowflakes, candy canes and other holiday symbols, after last year's more subdued red cups caused an uproar from... »

Election Day Freebies and Deals

Election Day Freebies and Deals

Americans head to the polls on Tuesday and can come away with more than an "I Voted" sticker. National brands will offer Election Day freebies and deals. Check out some of the specials. »

Twin Sisters, 3, Realize One Is Older Than the Other

A pair of adorable twin sisters delighted in learning that being identical meant they get to look alike — but their reactions quickly diverged when they learned one inevitably had to be the older twin. »

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Connecting You to Our Annual Food Drive
Connecting You to Our Annual Food Drive
NBC Connecticut is Connecting You to Joy with our annual Food Drive, on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. until noon. Read more
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