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Black Friday comes up later this week , a day most of us think of as the start of the holiday buying season, with special discounts and long lines at retail stores.
This year, however, Black Friday is going to be different — largely due to the imposition of tariffs on imported goods and all the business gyrations that go along with them.
In past years, the international shipping calendar centered around the holidays in the United States. In August and September, imports would increase as retailers built their inventories of holiday toys and other goods.
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