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As Black Friday weekend approaches, it's a 24-hour shopping world
As Black Friday weekend approaches, it's a 24-hour shopping world

Limited-time holiday deals on cookware, headphones, jewelry and more already are counting down on Amazon, and new offers crop up as often as every 10 minutes. Toys "R" Us is promoting 11 days of savings starting Wednesday. Wal-Mart will stretch Black Friday into a five-day event with sales at different times at stores that never close, while dozens of area mall stores will sell their wares overnight on Thanksgiving. And thanks to smartphones, a growing crop of mobile applications are comparing prices, alerting users to deals and directing shoppers to store aisles. Heading into the holidays, retailers from Amazon to Wal-Mart are striving to keep consumers' attention...

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