Holiday buying up 13%

Weekend saw more shoppers

Posted: November 26, 2012 at 5:19 a.m.

Black Friday shoppers pour into the Valley River Center mall for the Midnight Madness sale in Eugene, Ore., on Friday.

American shoppers spent nearly 13 percent more during this year’s four-day Thanksgiving weekend than they did last year, heading to stores and jumping online to push Black Friday beyond a one-day extravaganza.

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