Inflation hovers over shoppers heading into Black Friday


              Customers shop in a nearly-empty Macy's early on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              Customers shop in a nearly-empty Macy's early on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              Customers shop in a nearly-empty Macy's early on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            An employee sets up a display, outside a clothing stores advertising sales ahead of Black Friday and the Thanksgiving holiday, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Miami. Retailers are ushering in the start of the holiday shopping season on the day after Thanksgiving, preparing for the biggest crowds since 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Shoppers exit a Claire's accessories store advertising sales ahead of Black Friday and the Thanksgiving holiday, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Miami. Retailers are ushering in the start of the holiday shopping season on the day after Thanksgiving, preparing for the biggest crowds since 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) The reflections of passing shoppers are seen in the glass of a Hollister clothing store advertising sales, ahead of Black Friday and the Thanksgiving holiday, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Miami. Retailers are ushering in the start of the holiday shopping season on the day after Thanksgiving, preparing for the biggest crowds since 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)