AP Top Business News At 5:25 p.m. EST
Stores try to make holiday shopping cheap and easy
US drought worsens after weeks of improvement
Stocks edge up ahead of Thanksgiving break
Hostess gets OK to begin winding down business
Expert sees a gathering storm for top fund manager
Economy makes for tougher Thanksgiving journeys
Fewer seek US jobless aid as storm distorts data
Measure of future US economic activity up 0.2 pct.
Greek PM presses for deal on loan
Rate on US 30-year mortgage hits record 3.31 pct.