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22. Why is Black Friday called Black Friday?

The term was first coined in the 1960s in Philadelphia, but the financial meaning has become widely used over the decades.

The term was first coined in the 1960s in Philadelphia, but the financial meaning has become widely used over the decades.

The term was first coined in the 1960s in Philadelphia, but the financial meaning has become widely used over the decades.

The term was first coined in the 1960s in Philadelphia, but the financial meaning has become widely used over the decades.

The term was first coined in the 1960s in Philadelphia, but the financial meaning has become widely used over the decades.

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Retailers operate at a financial loss during most of the year (in the red), and the busy shopping day after Thanksgiving marks the first day many of them operate at a profit (in the black).

 

The term was coined by Philadelphia police officers to describe the chaos and heavy traffic that accompanied the day after Thanksgiving.

 

Named after Cornelius Black, a 19th-Century Manhattan drugstore owner who offered deep discounts on his wares the day after Thanksgiving.

 

A and B

 

A and C

 
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