Consumers Shop with Caution on Black Friday Shopping is lukewarm the day after Thanksgiving as consumers pass on impulse buying. Economists pay particularly close attention to retail sales the day after Thanksgiving, known as "Black Friday," to gather a read on how consumers feel about economic conditions.
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Consumers Shop with Caution on Black Friday

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Consumers Shop with Caution on Black Friday

Consumers Shop with Caution on Black Friday

Consumers Shop with Caution on Black Friday

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Shopping is lukewarm the day after Thanksgiving as consumers pass on impulse buying. Economists pay particularly close attention to retail sales the day after Thanksgiving, known as "Black Friday," to gather a read on how consumers feel about economic conditions.

James Mehring of Business Week magazine speaks with Andrea Seabrook.