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Holiday Price War Heats Up as Wal-Mart and Target Chase Amazon.com

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and other brick-and-mortar chains are counting on heavier discounts and a bigger online selection to help keep up with Amazon.com Inc. this holiday season. As Black Friday ushers in the year-end shopping rush, chains are touting larger price cuts than in 2015 — a gamble that maintaining market share is worth

U.S. retailers push deals early as Black Friday loses focus

With sales on Black Friday slipping, U.S. retailers are offering pre-Thanksgiving deals even earlier than in recent years to draw shoppers as the day after no longer marks a spending peak at brick-and-mortar chains. Black Friday, as the day after Thanksgiving is called, has traditionally started the holiday shopping season in the United States and