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Sears Black Friday starts early

The department store said shoppers can find its Black Friday deals online starting Nov. 18, five days before the official retail holiday. The deal is only available to members of Sears' (SHLD) free loyalty program. Shares rose 1.2% to 62.51. Meantime, Wal-Mart (WMT) announced plans to open its doors for Black Friday deals at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Shares fell 0.2% to 72.31.