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A woman talks on her cellphone next to the entrance of Target just minutes before the start of a Black Friday sales event in Flint, Mich. on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.Black Friday, the day when retailers traditionally turn a profit for the year, actually got a jump start this year as many stores opened just as families were finishing up Thanksgiving dinner. Stores are experimenting with ways to compete with online rivals like that can offer holiday shopping deals at any time and on any day. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Griffin Moores)

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Earlier Black Friday kicks off shopping season

This year's Black Friday shoppers were split into two distinct groups: those who wanted to fall into a turkey-induced slumber and those who'd rather shop instead.. Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving that's named Black Friday because it's traditionally when


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