RETAILERS DROP THANKSGIVING HOURS AMID BACKLASH
Brian Rich has been waging a five-year battle to protest retailers that open on Thanksgiving. He says some stores are finally listening. When Toys R Us said it would open on Thanksgiving in 2011, Rich started a page on Facebook opposing it, dubbing it Boycott Black Thursday. It got scant attention. "I had 47 'likes' the first year," he recalls. Now his page has more than 145,000 likes. And the image he posted that says "I'm NOT shopping on Thanksgiving Day!" has been shared 65,000 times in the last 72 hours. And some stores are indeed dropping Thanksgiving hours.