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Black Friday creeps into

Black Friday creeps into Thursday
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Michael Walsh waits in in line at a Target store in Colma, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Walsh was the first person in line, showing up at about 6am Thursday morning. Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday, named for the period when stores traditionally turn a profit for the year. But Black Friday openings have crept earlier and earlier over the past few years. Now, stores from Wal-Mart to Toys R Us are opening their doors on Thanksgiving evening, hoping Americans will be willing to shop soon after they finish their pumpkin pie. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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