The following video is from Thursday's MotleyFoolMoney podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Joe Magyer, James Early, and Ron Gross, discuss the top business and investing stories today.

In this segment, the guys discuss Wal-Mart's decision to advance Black Friday sales back to Thanksgiving Day, along with Sears Holdings.

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