A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
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Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
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Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
MILWAUKEE (RNN) - While many shopaholics see Black Friday as the most thrilling day of the year, beer enthusiasts in the Midwest also have something to be excited about this year.
Lakefront Brewery in Wisconsin will attract nontraditional Black Friday consumers when it releases a special edition beer, appropriately named after the retail oriented pseudo-holiday.
Black Friday, an imperial India-style black ale, will go on sale at 8 a.m. when Lakefront opens its brewery doors Friday, giving consumers some time to sleep in and avoid the retail commotion. But you might want to get there early, since the beer is available for one day only.
"Because this beer is so limited, we expect demand to be high for people to buy the ultimate beer gift for their friends and relatives," said Jessica Koehler, Lakefront Brewery hospitality director, in a statement. "This will be the go-to gift for the beer lover."
But light beer drinkers beware: this brew is not for those with a faint stomach.
According to Lakefront Brewery marketing director, Black Friday is a "huge, dark ale, about 10 percent alcohol by volume, with ample pine and citrus aromas."
Koehler added that the first 300 people to visit the brewery on Friday get a limited "Black Friday" pint glass. Staff will also be offering 12 straight hours of brewery tours starting at 8:30 a.m.
"We know people want to get up early and find the one-day-only, exclusive deals on Black Friday, and we wanted to offer our customers an exclusive beer worth of getting up early," said Johnson.
Lakefront Brewery opened in 1987 and its beer is available in 35 states, Israel and Canada, but Black Friday will only be sold at its Milwaukee brewery.
The brewery first gained national attention in 1996 when it became the first to produce a certified organic beer in the United States. In 2006, it also became the first brewery to create a government-approved, gluten-free beer.
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Thursday, December 5 2013 9:49 AM EST2013-12-05 14:49:56 GMT
NEW YORK (CNN) - The Christmas season has officially begun in New York City. The famous Rockefeller Center tree was lit Wednesday night during the annual lighting ceremony. Mayor Michael Bloomberg flippedMore >>
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