NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — With Thanksgiving over and Chanukah in full effect, the mad rush of the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing with the arrival of Black Friday.
The start of the holiday shopping season has transformed into a two-day event. For nearly a decade, Black Friday had been the official start to the busy buying binge sandwiched between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was named Black Friday because that was traditionally when retailers turned a profit, or moved out of the red and into the black.
But in the past few years, retailers have pushed opening times into Thanksgiving night.