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Black Friday was a Success

Black Friday, or the major shopping day after Thanksgiving, was everything is was expected to be for retailers. The Associated Press reported that sales rose 8.3% that day, and about $10.3 billion. Last year sales were $9.5 billion, and this year the rise was only expected to be 5%, not the 8.3%.
RTT News reported that this years holiday sales are supposed to increase by only 4%, that is much less than normal. An expected $475.4 billion will be spent this holiday season.