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Black Friday Kicks off Shopping Season

Julia Stamberger, of Chicago, and her daughter Xyla hustle back ...

Photo: AP

Julia Stamberger, of Chicago, and her daughter Xyla hustle back to her car parked on the street with merchandise purchased Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Chicago. Black Friday shoppers fought for parking spots and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the mad scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)