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Black Friday was underway on Thursday

Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people put down their turkey legs on Thanksgiving. There’s good reason for the creep; businesses know shoppers will only spend so much, and they want the first crack at those holiday budgets. Still, millions of Americans are expected to head out in search of steep discounts today. The National Retail Federation forecasts holiday sales will grow 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion — the biggest jump since 2011. It’s a make-or-break time
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Thanksgiving: Eating, watching parades, shopping

Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here’s a look at how Americans prepared to celebrate Thanksgiving. ____ GIANTS IN THE SKY The nationally televised Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will include six new giant balloons including Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. The annual event brings out throngs of people along its midtown Manhattan parade route, ending in front of the store’s flagship location. On Wednesday, passers-by on the Upper West Side got a sneak
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What next for Ferguson, Missouri?

The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict him. ___ THE LATEST Protesters burned a police car, heaved rocks and bottles at officers and broke windows at City Hall on Tuesday night in the St. Louis suburb where Brown was killed on Aug. 9. Although there were 45 arrests, officials said the scene was much calmer than the night before, when 12 commercial buildings were burned. The presence
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