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Retailers try to put positive spin on their creep into Thanksgiving
Retailers try to put positive spin on their creep into Thanksgiving

When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season. Still, 35 million Americans showed up at shops and on websites, a 21% increase from the holiday turnout in 2011. This year, more retailers are planning to open on turkey day than ever before, and often much earlier than in past holidays. But this time, they're taking extra care to present themselves as appreciative of their employees and respectful of the holiday, although not everyone is buying it. "Last year, employees could still eat with their families and get...

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