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Byline: SHARON EDELSON WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ARNOLD J. KARR
Holiday Promotional Frenzy in Full Swing
There are less than 48 hours until Black Friday, and the deals are coming fast and furious on the Web, TV and newspapers.
On Monday, retailers began leaking their Black Friday promotions to give consumers a chance to plot shopping strategies and compare prices. Many brick-and-mortar stores are also offering Black Friday deals online, some a day early.
Stores are opening earlier than ever, but there's been some backlash. Traditionalists complain that the extended Black Friday shopping hours are literally eating into Thanksgiving. A Target worker disgruntled over stores opening at midnight, delivered petitions with 190,000 signatures to Target Corp.'s headquarters in Minneapolis on Monday. "The vast majority of our team members have shown overwhelming support for our Black Friday plans," a Target spokeswoman said. "Our team members feel this is the big day of the …