Best Buy off to good start of shopping season

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Best Buy, dogged by bad news and drama much of the year, had a good opening weekend as the holiday shopping season roared to a start, MPR reports.

The Richfield-based electronics retailer had the nation's third-busiest retail website on Black Friday, according to comScore, which measures Internet traffic. Best Buy fell below Amazon and Walmart but ahead of Target. (Reuters reported that for the first time, Black Friday online sales exceeded $1 billion.)

And a Deutsche bank analyst said Best Buy had a good weekend because 86 percent of the stores Deutsche contacted indicated they were busy, up from 83 percent last year, Business Insider reported.

Perhaps the best is yet to come for retailers. MPR reports that industry observers expect four of the five busiest shopping days could fall in the 10 days prior to Christmas Day.

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