Crowds seeking deals flock to stores on Black Friday

Retailers started promotions earlier than ever this year as a way to boost sales in a sluggish economy.

Joshua Andrews, 25, waited outside Walmart for Black Friday deals. “I’ve done this every year for the past six years,” he said.

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Shoppers hit the stores and shopping malls looking for bargains on Black Friday.

Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café’s North Attleborough store is the first of what the company hopes will become a national franchise.

Aerosmith drummer to open first coffee shop in N. Attleborough

The first location of Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café is slated to open in early spring, the rocker said.

Unless the issue is resolved over the next day or so, local FiOS subscribers also will miss Sunday’s New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game on Fox 25.

Verizon-Cox standoff over Fox 25 continues

A blackout of Fox 25 continued for 400,000 Mass. FiOS customers as the companies fight over carrying fees.

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Black Friday protests come to Mass. Walmarts

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