Often the snacks that you take on the road can be:
Healthy but not tasty
Taste great but undermine your efforts to eat well and lose weight
Packed with sugars and/or sodium
Healthy. Tasty. But, expensive.
Stretch Island Fruit Strips: convenient, healthy snacks. Enter fruit leather. You may remember these snacks from your childhood, but today’s chewy fruit treats are better for you and not bad to have with you as you travel.
Millions of people traveling for Thanksgiving will face daunting traffic problems that critics say have been magnified by Washington’s inability to move a long-term bill to pay for new highway projects.
With a nor’easter bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard this Thanksgiving, it’s expected to be an especially brutal few days on the road.
Congress hasn’t approved a long-term highway bill since 2005, and it’s become much more difficult to move legislation since then because of a variety of reasons, including the end of earmarks that directed money toward specific lawmaker-backed projects and a financial crisis and recession that made it tougher to move big-budget bills.
More Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, a possible sign the pace of improvement in the labor market has cooled.
Jobless claims increased by 21,000 to 313,000 in the week ended Nov. 22, the highest since early September, from 292,000 in the prior period, the Labor Department reported Nov. 26. It would take several weeks of sustained elevated readings to confirm the labor market has taken a step back.
It is particularly difficult to adjust the data during the holiday season, suggesting there should be no rush to judgment, Thomas Simons, an economist at Jefferies in New York, said in a research note.
The economy expanded more than previously estimated in the third quarter, reflecting bigger gains in consumer spending and business investment, and capping the strongest six months of growth in a decade.
Gross domestic product, the value of all goods and services produced, rose at a 3.9% annualized rate, up from an initial estimate of 3.5%, Commerce Department figures showed Nov. 25. The median forecast of 81 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 3.3% gain. After the 4.6% increase in the second quarter, it marked the biggest back-to-back advance since late 2003.