Black Friday: super shoppers and super cynics

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On Thanksgiving, many of us give thanks. On Black Friday, retailers give thanks. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year; and many stores open before dawn and remain open late into the night to capitalize on the holiday. For the past two years, the economic downturn has hurt Black Friday sales. We're checking in with a few of our listeners to see whether they're super shoppers or shopping cynics. Elizabeth Reiher joins us from Florida, where she has been shopping all night. And we talk with listener Bill Kelly in Detroit, Michigan who braved the crowds to buy a new television and computer from Best Buy. Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times, joins us with a look at whether retailers should expect big sales or tight fists.
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