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How Big Is Black Friday?

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Whether you are planning on spending this Friday enjoying friends and family in a peaceful setting or you choose to partake in the frenzied fiscal fracas, there is no denying that the retail phenomenon known as Black Friday is an interesting spectacle.

However you observe this event, whether as a business person working to figure out how you can maximize your piece of this prodigious pie, or simply as a citizen thinking "wow, that's a lot of money!", Black Friday is a big, BIG day for the North American economy. How big, you ask?
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Illustration and layout by Jason Chesebrough.

This article originally appeared on the 360 blog.