The Associated Press HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Joey Ellis adds to his armful of items while shopping for deals at a J.C. Penney store on Friday in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out.

The Associated Press HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Joey Ellis adds to his armful of items while shopping for deals at a J.C. Penney store on Friday in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out.

In online era, Black Friday shows stores remain alive

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and JOSEPH PISANI The Associated Press
This article was published November 25, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

NEW YORK -- Retailers worked hard to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday, offering in-person deals meant to counter the ease of shopping by phone on Amazon.

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