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Target announces midnight opening for Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) - As the run-up to holiday shopping intensifies,
Target Corp. is saying its stores will open at midnight on
Thanksgiving Day for the first time this year.
That's four hours earlier than last year.
The stores will stay open for 23 hours and close at 11 p.m.
Friday, November 25. Target spokeswoman Susan Kahn said the change
was a response to customers' demands.
Retailers have expanded their Black Friday hours each year
recently.
The season kickoff overtook Thanksgiving Day last year, when
most Sears and Kmart stores opened Thanksgiving morning for the
first time. Toys R Us stores opened at 10 p.m. Many Gap Inc. stores
were open. And Wal-Mart, whose supercenters already operate around
the clock, opened most other stores by midnight Thanksgiving
evening.
Target is based in Minneapolis.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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