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Black Friday Shopping Surge

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Apparently, full stomachs after Thanksgiving dinners put people in the mood for some real shopping.  

A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites in the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend this year. 

The National Retail Federation says that's 21 million more people than last year. 
Shoppers also spent an average of $423 over the weekend. 

Total spending over the 4 day weekend reached just over $59 billion dollars!

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