It's that time of the year again - monster sales in stores across the US as Black Friday opens. Almost 136 million consumers will be shopping this weekend, two million more than last year.
Online spending of US bargain hunters climbed above $1 billion by Thanksgiving evening, boding well for the holiday shopping season in the United States that is traditionally kicking off with today's Black Friday.
Cyber Monday, the year's biggest online shopping day is set to break US sales records. But the days of all-time sales highs on the Monday after Thanksgiving may be on their way out as digital deals become omnipresent.
In an unusual Black Friday sale, customers of the card game Cards Against Humanity have paid to watch a hole being dug in the ground. It is far from the first stunt the card game pulled for the US' biggest shopping day.
Why would Black Lives Matter protesters choose Black Friday as a day to engage in protests? The answer has partly to do with two late November news stories.
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