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People make purchases at the Black Thursday sale at the Toys 'R' Us store in Times Square November 22, 2012 in New York City.The store got a head start on the traditional Black Friday sales by opening their doors at 8pm on Thanksgiving night. - 

The Halloween parties may be full of Miley Cyrus impersonators and Daft Punk helmets tonight, but after the sugar high, there may be a reckoning for the U.S. economy. The advent of November brings the end-of-the year shopping season and some economists are worried about the mood. Among them is Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial in Chicago.