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Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake.

The SpaceX booster missed its landing zone on the ground after liftoff, however, and ended up in the sea just a couple of miles offshore.

Turbulent stock market spooks some older workers, retirees

CHICAGO — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis.

There’s no indication, though, that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement planning.

Caregivers ‘glue’ holding health system together, but need more support: report

TORONTO — They come from all walks of life, young and old: millions of Canadians who are unpaid caregivers for aging parents, children with a disability or a sibling with a chronic illness. Yet a survey reveals many are struggling, often in isolation, trying to fulfil a critical role with not enough support from the health-care system.

Kid ride-ons explode with cars, tractors, monster trucks

NEW YORK — Mercedes or Mustang? John Deere or Jeep? Electric ride-ons for kids are busting out all over this holiday season.

Target will add nearly a quarter-million square feet of new space for toys across more than 500 stores. Some of that real estate will show off a broad selection of ride-ons and other large toys.