Though most accounts considered Black Friday's retail sales asuccess, the holiday-shopping day is not likely to save November'ssales results, according to at least one report.In fact, Thomson Reuters is expecting a 2.5%same-store sales drop to come in from last month, the worst periodsince the organizations began collecting this data in 2000. If whatis often billed as the year's biggest shopping day isn't enough, itseems as though we're in pretty big trouble this holiday season.Of course, any good results that took place last Fridaywere marred by the tragic death of a worker at a Long Island, NY,Wal-Mart who was trampled to death by crowds. The raging need to respond toone-day discounts resulted in a death. Sad occurrences like thismake the importance of sales seem trivial at best, and it speaks tothe possibility that it's not just retail sales that arebroken.

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