Shoppers Flock to Malls Over Holiday Weekend, Don’t Buy Much

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Joshua Lott/Getty Images

The four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend is traditionally considered the biggest shopping period of the year. To get shoppers into the mood to burn through cash, retailers cut prices dramatically. But this year, a record number of buyers made their way to malls, and instead of spending dough, they browsed.