Black Friday

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Area stores are preparing for Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Most stores are planning on extending their hours, have hired extra help, and have spent the last week unloading extra merchandise.

Many retailers expect this season to be economically stronger. The Lansing State Journal will have 47 advertising inserts inside its Friday edition. To some, it’s a possible sign of the economy's health. A typical daily paper has less than a dozen inserts.