Black Friday Shopping Frenzy November 30 2012

Through a credit crunch, recession, housing crisis and jobless recovery, Americans find it hard to stay away from the stores come Thanksgiving weekend. Beginning on Black Friday - the day when retailers offer their biggest discounts in hopes that the revenues bring them "in the black" - and wrapping up with the online sales of Cyber Monday, the number of people shopping has been steadily increasing since 2006.