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• The Sun Herald reports that "a growing list of national retailers say they will stay closed" on Thanksgiving" and "start their big sales on Black Friday."

Among the companies saying they'll be closed on Thanksgiving are Nordstrom, Costco, Home Depot, Gamestop, BJ's, Lowe’s, Pier 1 Imports, Petco, PetSmart, and Sam’s Club. The story says that other retailers, such as Kohl’s, Target and Wal-Mart, "are expected to begin announcing their hours in about a week."
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