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Why wait till Friday? Following in Macy's un-festive footsteps, JC Penney will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year. The store will stay open all through the night, and close at 9 p.m. the following day. Last year, JC Penney opened in the early hours of Black Friday, but "this year we're all in," said the executive VP of stores. Bah humbug. [Racked National]