One of the things I like about the Google news site is the fact that it's mostly an orderly aggregation of news from other outlets. Add to that the legendary Google search technology and one can find just about any news release about any item in any period.
That is unless you search for a term and a range of dates when there were no news published. Of course it's hard to believe that there were no news items referring to Google in the nearly 3-week period shown below. In fact for that period there are no news on Microsoft, Iraq, or even Thanksgiving - nothing.
Well, if Google says there were no news, who am I to argue? Google can't possibly be wrong. There must have been no news whatsoever during that span of time 🙂