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Sales slide shows Black Friday hype may be over

Overall, 133.7 million people shopped or planned to shop at stores or online over the four-day weekend, 5.2 per cent fewer than last year.

New York

HAVE Americans finally had enough of Black Friday madness? Sales, both in stores and online, from Thanksgiving to the weekend were estimated to have dropped 11 per cent, to US$50.9 billion from US$57.4 billion last year, according to preliminary survey results released on Sunday