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Retailers, Newspapers Ready For Black Friday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A new survey shows 60% of Americans plan to do their shopping over Thanksgiving weekend. With just 48 hours until the official madness of Black Friday Shopping begins retailers are preparing.

At the Best Buy in West Nashville store leaders expect to see customers lining up as early as Tuesday night.

Over at the Tennessean, they were busy getting ready for Thursday's big paper. The Thanksgiving Day edition is one of their largest papers of the year. Hundreds of colors ads are currently being put together so they can be stuffed inside the special edition.

That paper is going to weigh a few extra pounds and be filled with Black Friday deals from 70 different stores.

"Obviously shopping today is done in all kinds of formats including online but people still look to print in particular for Black Friday and thanksgiving people want to sit down and figure out what their plan is, look through it and get started,' said Bob Faricy with the Tennessean.

Several stores are opening early for the big Black Friday sales, some even creeping into the early hours of the Thanksgiving holiday. Target, Walmart and several other major retailers are opening on Thursday and 8 and 9 p.m. respectively.

Sears stores will open at 8:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and will stay open overnight until 10 p.m. Friday. Last year Sears stores were closed on Thanksgiving. Lord & Taylor, which was closed on Thanksgiving last year, will be open on the holiday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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