Black Friday Fever: Has Holiday Shopping Gone Too Far?


Shoppers in search of deep discounts this Black Friday have an extra four hours to get started now that big box retailers are opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.

Traditionally, stores would open for Black Friday sales at midnight on Thursday, but now, retailers like Target, Sears, Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Toys R Us are luring shoppers away from family dinner with unbeatable deals. Though some shoppers will see it as a bonus, employees like Casey St. Clair will have to leave family to go to work.

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