Black Friday Gets the Blues

There were more shoppers than shopping bags. Even many die-hard Black Friday shoppers —who camp out on sidewalks overnight to be first through the doors — said they were cutting back. Those who did shop were often pleasantly surprised by the ease with which they moved through stores. Only discount chains were bustling long before sunrise. The New York Times reports, “The days of malls clogged with people on Black Friday are fast disappearing.”