Best Buy is the latest retailer to open up earlier on Thanksgiving Day this year. The Minneapolis-based electronics chain will open at 6 p.m. nationwide on Nov. 28, much earlier than last year's midnight openings. Stores will remain open throughout the night and close at 10 p.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, Nov. 29.
"Last year customers clearly showed that they wanted to be out shopping much earlier on Thanksgiving," said Best Buy spokeswoman Amy von Walter in a statement.
Chrysler Corp. is recalling about 1.2 million Ram trucks to fix front-end problems that could lead to steering troubles. The company announced three recalls on Friday. It wants to inspect the trucks and says only 453,000 will likely need repairs.
Chrysler said Friday in a statement that it knows of six crashes and two injuries involving the 2008 to 2012 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks that are being recalled, and one crash with no injuries from the other recalled models. The trucks are being recalled because tie-rod ends in the steering system may have been installed improperly, which Chrysler says stemmed from technicians misinterpreting instructions. Those tie-rods could be out of alignment, which Chrysler says can lead to steering failures.