Wal-Mart was open on Thanksgiving Day to increase sales

The closing price on Wednesday 11/27 was $84.98  The closing price on 11/29 was $84.98

More than 1 million people will be spending part of Thanksgiving Day at Walmart -- and they won’t be looking for deals.

The company estimates that more than 1 million associates will staff Walmarts around the country during Thanksgiving, according to an email sent to reporters Wednesday. That’s about 71 percent of  people the retailer employs in the U.S. overall.

Though most Walmarts are typically open on Thanksgiving Day this year -- at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Walmart joins in pushing back the sales bonanza earlier into Thanksgiving Day.

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