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Care about family values? Don't go shopping on Thanksgiving Day
Care about family values? Don't go shopping on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, revolves around the communal family meal. With Americans’ increasingly busy schedules, it is a rare occasion to slow down and be with your nearest and dearest. But if some retailers have it their way, Thanksgiving will soon be more about shopping than family togetherness. Increasingly, stores are opting to open on Thanksgiving in an effort to extend Black Friday sales. Worse, at Kmart, employees say they've been prohibited from taking time off during the holiday shopping season and fear getting fired if they don't work on Thanksgiving. And it's not just big-box retailers that are participating in what some are calling...

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