Children in star-themed costumes march in a heavy rain durring the annual Macy's Holiday Parade Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in downtown Seattle. Black Friday, the day when retailers traditi

 

              Children in star-themed costumes march in a heavy rain durring  the annual Macy
Children in star-themed costumes march in a heavy rain durring the annual Macy's Holiday Parade Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in downtown Seattle. Black Friday, the day when retailers traditionally turn a profit for the year, got a jump start this year as many stores opened just as families were finishing up Thanksgiving dinner. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)