FROM Catherine Rampell
The Mystery of Low Turkey Prices Here's a mystery about holiday economics. Just before Valentine's Day, the price of a dozen long-stemmed roses went up this year from $63 to $81. That's typical. But just before Thanksgiving Day the price of turkey always goes down. That's according to Catherine Rampell of the New York Times .
Russia's Aggression in Syria Changes the Dynamics As Russia continues to bombard Syria, it's still targeting enemies of President Assad but not America's enemy ISIS. Has Vladimir Putin scored a lasting victory or created what could be as much a quagmire for Russia as it is for the US?