Earlier deals, longer hours woo Friday shoppers
Big crowds on Black Friday can be both a blessing and a curse.
Early signs point to bigger crowds at the nation's malls and stores as retailers like Target and Macy's opened their doors at midnight on the most anticipated shopping day of the year and a few others opened on Thanksgiving Day. Shoppers were mostly peaceful across the country, but a few violent incidents broke out as millions of shoppers rushed into stores and tensions flared.
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A shopper walks to his car after purchasing a bike at Walmart in Butler Plaza on Thursday in Gaines...