Black Friday

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Retailers and economists watched Black Friday with nervous anticipation as consumers began their holiday shopping. (The Times also reported Friday on the striking product discounts in effect at many retailers.)

The New York Times reported typical crowds with fewer bags--an unnerving start to the season. More unnerving was the Wal-Mart employee trampled to death in a 200-person stampede for discounts. Four other people were injured in the melee, including a pregnant woman who reportedly lost her baby. (This author is not going to speculate on whether the frenzy was related to the economy.)

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