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Pop Quiz: A Brief and Bizarre History of Black Friday

As we head into the retail combat that is Black Friday, we wanted to reflect on where annual shopping frenzy came from, and recap some of the worst tales to come out of it. With that in mind, we offer our Black Friday Pop Quiz.

Northeast Air Travel Still Stalled, Thousands of Flights Cancelled

Hurricane Sandy grounded more than 18,000 flights, and it will be days before travel gets back to normal. Authorities closed the three big New York airports, and the ripple effects from the shutdown of the nation's busiest airspace are dramatically affecting travelers in cities far and wide.

Allen Iverson Is Broke: What His Errors Can Teach Us

Former NBA superstar Allen Iverson earned $154 million from his Sixers salary alone during his career. Now, he owes more than he can pay. How did it happen, and what lessons can his fiscal foul-ups teach to the rest of us. The answers are distressingly simple.

The 10 U.S. Cities Where Parking Is Most Expensive

City dwellers know that finding an affordable downtown parking spot involves cutthroat competition. And in some urban centers, even the winners pay through the nose for a place to stash their cars. Find out where the rates are worst (and the high price we all pay for "free" parking.)

New York Cabbies Fare Badly as Gas Prices Soar

With gas prices shooting ever higher, cities such as Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami have either allowed cab drivers to levy fuel surcharges or are considering them. But in New York, where the drivers of nation's largest cab fleet are struggling to make ends meet, officials say a surcharge isn't even being considered.

25 most dangerous neighborhoods 2010

For the second year in a row, using exclusive data developed by Dr. Andrew Schiller's team at NeighborhoodScout.com, and based on FBI data from all...

Philly's Papers Are Going Back on the Block

Philadelphia Media Network thought it had a deal after winning the papers in April, but the Teamsters have balked at the last minute. That means the Philly Inquirer and Daily News will be auctioned again, and PMN plans to try again.

Philly Scandal Puts Spotlight on Public Housing's Problems

Carl Greene ran the Philadelphia Housing Authority for years with little oversight, until recent revelations about a series of scandals from sexual harassment to financial mismanagement landed him in hot water. But Greene's misdeeds may be just a symptom of the problematic culture of U.S. housing authorities.

The Most Extravagant Fireworks Displays for July 4

Making the rockets red glare and bombs burst in air isn't cheap. Fourth of July celebrations can cost anywhere from $10,000 to several million dollars. Find out where the most awe-inspiring (and most expensive) fireworks displays can be seen.

Get paid to recycle with RecycleBank

When I was young, the only way to get paid for recycling was to collect enough aluminum cans to fill up my dad's truck; and even then I was lucky to...

Tea Party Faithful Weren't Feeling the Love in Philadelphia

To say the Tea Party faithful were not feeling the love Thursday in Philadelphia's Love Park would be an understatement. The park features Robert Indiana's famous sculpture that spells out "L-O-V-E" in bold red letters. Across the street is Philadelphia's City Hall, topped with the statue of William Penn that has looked down on the City of Brotherly Love for generations. Independence Hall, where the founding fathers crafted our system of government that has never been equaled, is nearby. It was quite a locale for citizens to vent their frustrations about the federal government, and vent they did.

Steve Wynn Abruptly Exits From Philadelphia

Last week, Steve Wynn met with Philadelphia's Mayor and appeared to be weeks ahead of schedule in the design of the former Foxwoods Casino. By the meeting's end, he said "the deal is done." But within a matter of days, Wynn backed out of the deal -- and no one knows exactly why.

Casino Mogul Wynn Raises the Stakes in Philly

Two months ago, when Steve Wynn first publicly proposed taking over the stalled Foxwoods casino project in Philadelphia, his plan seemed modest. Wynn described the would-be enterprise as "cute." On Monday, the casino mogul got serious with a proposal for a gambling hall that he promised would be "Wynn top to bottom."