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Black Friday sales


The numbers are out and it looks like it was a strong Black Friday both in stores and online.
Black Friday online sales rose about 9 percent.
Store sales numbers won't be available until Saturday. But online sales were up about 20 percent from last year.

In some parts of the Country though, shoppers had to deal with some unruly crowds.
Overall though, retailers say the day went smoothly.
   
This year's "Black Friday" frenzy lead to fist fights, officers tackling unruly customers, and an all-out push, for those door buster deals.

Retailers are reporting record-breaking numbers this busy shopping weekend.

Walmart recorded more than 10 million transactions in the first 4 hours of the frenzy.
2.8 million towels.... 300,000 bikes... And 1.9 million dolls.

But with those discounts, also came chaos. Police broke up this fight in a California Walmart parking lot.

A man walking home with a new t-v was robbed and shot in Las Vegas. And officers in Illinois shot an alleged shoplifter at this Kohls.

Some Walmart workers also used this "Black Friday" to stage nation-wide protests for better wages.

Still, Americans are spending. They're expected to shell out nearly 40 billion dollars this Black Friday weekend, up two percent compared to last year.