Americans Flood the Stores for Black Friday Bargains
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Waiting for the Crush
A cashier stands in front of a display of Nintendo Wii U gamepads and consoles at a Toys R Us in Times Square on Thursday. Traditionally, retailers enticed holiday shoppers with "doorbuster" deals early Black Friday morning. Then they moved it up to midnight. This year, Toys R Us, Target Corp., Wal-Mart and Gap Inc. opened stores the evening of Thanksgiving Day, a trend that began last year.