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Black Friday: Retailers plan to open doors Thanksgiving night for Black Friday shoppers

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With retailers deciding to open earlier than usual, Black Friday is beginning to look more like Black Thursday.

Monday, Target announced it will open at 9 o'clock Thanksgiving night, joining the growing list of retailers that will begin their big sales between 8 p.m. and midnight. 

Lord & Taylor, which was closed on Thanksgiving last year, will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Black Friday will also start early for Wal-Mart and Toys 'R' Us shoppers. Both retailers will open their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Hardly enough time to digest the turkey and sweet potatoes. For Wal-Mart, the opening will be two hours earlier than a year ago and will feature "guaranteed deals" for those in the store between 10 and 11 p.m.

But Wal-Mart's Black Friday plans may hit a hiccup if a grassroots campaign succeeds in starting a strike among workers.

Target plans to offer deals on certain cameras and TVs among other items for the earlier opening. From 4:00 a.m. to noon the next day, customers who spend $50 or more on clothing accessories or home products will earn a $10 Target gift card to use toward a future purchase.

Retailers cite customer feedback for the new hours.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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