12/2/2013

Brick-and-mortar retailers offered special deals in-store and on the Web for Black Friday, in hopes of fending off encroachment from digital foes such as Amazon. Stores opened on Thursday, put more Black Friday deals online and offered specials that weren't advertised in order to draw crowds and spike enthusiasm. Online shopping grew 15% on Black Friday this year to reach $1.2 billion, according to comScore.

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