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Katrina Trinko column: Don't let Thanksgiving become a shopping day

10:08 PM, Nov. 21, 2012
Stores are making a big push to lure in bargain-hungry shoppers before Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. They are putting on special sales that further creep into Thanksgiving Day, and earlier.
Stores are making a big push to lure in bargain-hungry shoppers before Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. They are putting on special sales that further creep into Thanksgiving Day, and earlier.
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Welcome to Thanksgiving in 2012. It's the holiday where we join with family and friends to eat, give gratitude and ? buy big-screen TVs.

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