Whatâs Driving This Yearâs Black Friday Mania?

Thanksgiving Now Black Thursday?

A Colorlines infographic outlines how many major retailers are now making their workers clock in on Thanksgiving

by Colorlines, November 27, 2013

Whatâs Driving This Yearâs Black Friday Mania?

What’s Driving This Year’s Black Friday Mania?

There are more than 16 million retail workers in the U.S. according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and this year many big-name stores have asked them to work through the Thanksgiving holiday. It seems Black Friday has now become Black Thursday, and at least a dozen stores are opening their doors in the middle of turkey day.

Also, as Imara Jones reports, this year's excessive "Black Friday Creep" is a result of the government shutdown. 

Read it at Colorlines.

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