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Shoppers crowd a Wal-mart at 5 A.M. the day after Thanksgiving on the retail shopping spree day known as "Black Friday" in the northwest Chicago suburb of Niles, Illinois on November 28, 2008.  Despite the recession and economic downturn, shoppers still rose early and flocked to big ticket items like flat screen televisions, a popular item at the Wal-mart in Niles.