Big Crowds on Black Friday

Was Black Friday a boom or bust? The National Retail Foundation said that all sectors had “strong crowds” on Friday, and analysts said numbers seemed similar to or slightly better than last year’s levels—but last year’s levels were the worst in decades. According to the NRF, the most popular items were high-definition TVs, laptops, coats and the low-cost Zhu Zhu Pet robotic hamsters.