At the Target store in Eagle Rock, workers are sprinting to get ready for the retail world's equivalent of the Super Bowl: Black Friday.
The store will throw open its doors on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. to welcome crowds of shoppers eager to score deals after stuffing themselves with turkey and pie.
"It's a huge day for us," store manager Gilbert Diaz said of the Thursday-into-Friday shopathon. "It's probably the best time of the year."
In recent weeks, consumers have been sending mixed signals about how spendy they're feeling for the holidays.
Consumer confidence rose sluggishly in November, according to the University of Michigan's consumer...