On Black Friday, Do Americans Care If It's Made in the USA?
Friday, November 23, 2012
Grey is the new black when it comes to post-Turkey shopping. In a growing phenomenon known as "Grey Thursday," more of the largest U.S. retailers are opening on Thanksgiving Day, offering consumers deals a day earlier than Black Friday.
Wal-Mart will open Thursday at 8 p.m and stay open overnight through the next day. Target, Nike, J.Crew and dozens of other stores will open for at least part of Thanksgiving. In some case, this will be the first time.
Black Friday entices shoppers with low cost price tags, but what about the other tag, the one that shows where a product was manufactured?
This week on WNYC's Money Talking, WNYC contributors Joe Nocera with the New York Times and Rana Foroohar with Time magazine discuss whether Americans care about whether their electronics, clothes and other items are "Made in America."
Plus, can the consumer save the economy as the nation faces the fiscal cliff?