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    Stores Start Black Friday Early

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    If Black Friday wasn’t already intense enough, this year many stores are forcing bargain-hungry shoppers to choose between pumpkin pie and marked-down flat screen TVs by opening their doors on Thanksgiving. While Target, Best Buy, and Toys R Us are beginning their sales on Thursday evening, Kmart’s 41-hour-long Black Friday begins at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving day. Hopefully the extended hours will mean fewer stampedes this year.

    Read it at The Los Angeles Times