Thanksgiving Takes More Black Friday Sales

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December 01, 2013 AT 4:43 AM
Thanksgiving Day is eating into Black Friday shopping. Shoppers spent $9.74 billion at stores in the U.S. on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that's typically the busiest shopping day of the year. That's a 13.2 percent drop from a year ago, according to data released Saturday afternoon by retail research firm ShopperTrak. However, combined spending over Thanksgiving and Black Friday rose 2.3 percent. A few retailers opened stores on Thanksgiving for the last few years.