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See which stores will be open Thanksgiving Day — and why others are waiting until Black Friday

See which stores will be open Thanksgiving Day — and why others are waiting until Black Friday

Thanksgiving Day is around the corner, and that means the launch of the holiday shopping season — or does it?

In recent years, some major retailers looked to get a jump on holiday sales, which traditionally began on Black Friday, by opening their stores on Thanksgiving despite a good deal of criticism that retailing’s “Christmas creep” had gone too far.

This year, a number of chains kept their Thanksgiving plans under wraps, which heightened speculation that turkey day might be reverting to its shop-free roots.

Some stores and mall operators said they would stay closed Thanksgiving, mainly so their...

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