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Black Friday Live Updates: Holiday Shopping in a Pandemic

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Here’s what you need to know: Shoppers waited in line outside of FootLocker in Herald Square in New York early on Friday morning.Credit…Gabby Jones for The New York TimesRetailers have experienced a stark split in fortunes during the pandemic. The mass shutdowns this spring fueled big-name bankruptcies and thousands of store closures. And the strong like Amazon and Walmart have only gotten stronger and more profitable, driven by their online businesses and ability to supply everything people need while stuck at home, from food to electronics.Now, all retailers are entering their most important time of the …

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