(present) The over-the-top shopping day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday,” has gotten so big that it’s not really confined to Friday any more. Retail stores used to kick off their Black Friday sales marathons in the wee hours before dawn; now they’re starting at midnight, or even Thursday evening. Saturday brings a barrage of emails assuring shoppers that Black Friday pricing is still in effect. (Hayward, J. 2012)
The United States After 9/11: 6 Things That Have Changed Since 2001 The impact of the 9/11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people, is still being felt in 2015. Industries have changed policies, the government formed new agencies and the hearts and minds of Americans have been changed. Here's a look at a six things that are permanently different because of Sept. 11.