Economy

November 26, 2010 6:11 PM

Long lines of shoppers give retailers hope for season

At Macy's Inc.'s flagship in New York's Herald Square, 7,000 shoppers, compared with 5,000 last year, had waited outside before the store opened its doors at 4 a.m., an hour earlier than last year.At Target, for instance, lines of more than 1,000 were reported at 4 a.m. as shoppers snatched morning specials such as a Westinghouse 40-inch flat-panel TV for $298.

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