According to the experts, this year's Black Friday deals were only so-so. But that didn't stop us from the annual violence, fights, and riots that people use as Exhibit A when they criticize America. Here are some of the "highlights."
The big gimmick this Thanksgiving season is retailers beginning their Black Friday sales on Thursday, a day previously reserved for turkey and football with the family. This has understandably annoyed retail employees, who now have to work on what was previously a holiday. It also isn't necessarily winning over consumers.
Retailers reported robust numbers on Black Friday last year, which surprised some analysts because the economy is still struggling and unemployment is high. But new data from the Federal Reserve shows where much of that money came from: credit cards.
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