Black Friday fizzles with consumers as sales tumble 11%

SHOPPERS were at the Providence Place mall early on Friday to take advantage of Black Friday deals. / PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN
SHOPPERS were at the Providence Place mall early on Friday to take advantage of Black Friday deals. / PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN
NEW YORK - Even after doling out discounts on electronics and clothes, retailers struggled to entice shoppers to Black Friday sales events, putting pressure on the industry as it heads into the final weeks of the holiday season. Spending tumbled an estimated 11 percent over the weekend, the Washington-based National Retail Federation said yesterday. And…

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