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Lifestyle

Macy's kicks off 95th annual Thanksgiving Day parade

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will feature a total of 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, more than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands and nine performance groups, a host of musical stars, and the one-and-only Santa Claus.

Economy

How cheesecake-to-go saved the Cheesecake Factory

When Covid-driven closures cut deeply into sit-down business in Cheesecake Factory’s cavernous, lavish dining rooms, the 208-restaurant chain emphasized to-go orders to help buttress sales. It worked: The chain is averaging more than $3 million in to-go orders per location this year, more than double its typical amount before the crisis.