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Black Thursday plans draw backlash

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Forget Black Friday, this year many retailers are betting you'll want to start tackling your Christmas list and possibly other shoppers as soon as you've put down your pumpkin pie.

Walmart, Sears and Kmart will open with door-busting deals at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day while Best Buy, Kohl's and Macy's will open at midnight.

And while some shoppers are game, some retail employees say enough already.

Led by Change.org, workers from Target, Walmart and other big retailers are now asking employers to "save Thanksgiving," launching a petition to let employees have dinner with their families and stick with last year's Black Friday opening times.

Holiday shopping is expected to jump more than 4% this year and the competition is fierce.

Walmart says the 8 p.m. start time is designed to meet customers' requests. But some stores, like Nordstrom's hope to win customers over by not decking the halls early.

As post-Thanksgiving shopping seems to move up every year, many are wondering how far stores will go.

 

 

 

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