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Black Friday shopping hits a new record

NEW YORK– Apparently, full stomachs after Thanksgiving dinners get people in the mood for some real shopping.

Customers flocked in to early store openings on Thanksgiving day to scoop up “doorbuster” deals. A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites in the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend this year, up 9% from 226 million last year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation released Sunday.

Individual shoppers also shelled out more money — spending $423 this weekend, up from $398 last year. Total spending over the four-day weekend reached a record $59.1 billion, a 13% increase from $52.4 billion last year, according to the NRF.
For more on this CNN Money story, click here.

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  • dregstudios

    Is nothing sacred? This week proved the holidays have slipped away from the general public and been completely bastardized by Big Business. The traditional meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas both have been diluted by mass consumerism. Read more about the War on the Holidays and American Values being waged from the buildings of Wall Street at… where one Turkey gets his revenge for encroaching on Thanksgiving this year!