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Holiday shoppers walk past the Apple Store during Black Friday in San Francisco, California, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Holiday shoppers walk past the Apple Store during Black Friday in San Francisco, California, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Holiday shoppers walk past the Apple Store during Black Friday in San Francisco, California, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Striking Walmart workers and supporters protest at a store on Black Friday in Paramount, California, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Bret Hartman

Striking Walmart workers and supporters protest at a store on Black Friday in Paramount, California, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Bret Hartman

Striking Walmart workers and supporters protest at a store on Black Friday in Paramount, California, November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Bret Hartman
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Holiday shoppers wait outside Best Buy in preparation for Black Friday shopping during Thanksgiving Day in San Francisco, California November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Holiday shoppers wait outside Best Buy in preparation for Black Friday shopping during Thanksgiving Day in San Francisco, California November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Holiday shoppers wait outside Best Buy in preparation for Black Friday shopping during Thanksgiving Day in San Francisco, California November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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People wait outside a Sears store on the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Manchester, New Hampshire November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

People wait outside a Sears store on the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Manchester, New Hampshire November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

People wait outside a Sears store on the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Manchester, New Hampshire November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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