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Walmart changes the game: 'Black Friday' is now on Thursday

If it feels like holiday shopping keeps getting pressed on us earlier and earlier -- that's because it is. The Pioneer Press reports mega-retailer Wal-Mart is starting its 'Black Friday' deals the day before on Thanksgiving.
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If it feels like holiday shopping keeps getting pressed on us earlier and earlier -- that's because it is. The Pioneer Press reports mega-retailer Wal-Mart is starting its 'Black Friday' deals the day before on Thanksgiving.

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