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Financial Focus: Turkeys for Thanksgiving, Walmart health plans

Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 07, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In today's Financial Focus, we have a check of the stock market and the stocks with ties to Las Vegas.

Your Thanksgiving party is probably going to be smaller this year and grocery stores and farmers are rethinking their stock of turkey to accommodate that.

Some supermarket chains are buying smaller birds.

And Walmart, the largest grocer in the US, is increasing its availability of boneless and bone-in turkey breasts.

While the birds may be smaller experts still think about 40 million turkeys will be eaten around the holiday.

Walmart is launching healthcare plans that will be available for seniors for the first time.

This comes as insurance companies compete for the growing number of seniors eligible for Medicare benefits.

Walmart says the insurance services will help people with the historically confusing process of enrolling in insurance plans.

The company will begin selling the plans during this year's annual enrollment which begins Oct. 15.

Financial Focus is sponsored by Clark County Credit Union. Watch it weekdays on 13 Action News.