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Ever-earlier start has Black Friday shoppers again rushing for deals
Ever-earlier start has Black Friday shoppers again rushing for deals

At a Toys R Us in Ontario, veteran Black Friday shopper Carmen Hernandez arrived before 7 a.m. to grab bargains on playthings for the 25 children in her extended family. At the top of her list: Packs of Play-Doh for $1, down from $3.99. "I've been saying I'm going to stop, but I always end up here," Hernandez, 41, said. "I think it's the deals and the excitement of knowing you can get a deal." On Black Friday, the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season, consumers once again rushed into stores for fresh deals. Many retailers, including Best Buy, Macy's and J.C. Penney, had debuted their first door-buster bargains during ever-earlier...

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