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Wal-Mart to open for business Thanksgiving night 2 hours earlier than previous years

November 12, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Wal-Mart plans to start "Black Friday" sales earlier than ever this year.

The world's largest retailer announced sales will begin at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, two hours earlier than last year. Online deals will begin early Thanksgiving morning.

The company will increase its stock of televisions by 65 percent and double the number of tablet computers for sale.

Wal-Mart says it's trying to keep up with competitors who are also opening earlier this year.