November 29, 2013 10:45 AM

Kansas Citians kick off 2-day holiday shopping marathon

More than a dozen major retailers from Wal-Mart to Target to Toys “R” Us opened on Thanksgiving Day and planned to stay open through Black Friday, the traditional start to the holiday shopping season. As a result, crowds formed early and often throughout the two days. Some consumers planned to shop in shifts, starting on Thanksgiving then going home for a few hours of shut-eye and then heading back out in the predawn hours for “doorbuster” deals at the big discounters.

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