Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation.
1. Today is Black Friday, considered one of the biggest shopping days of the year. There were lines forming at Best Buy and Toys R Us Thanksgiving Day as early as 8 p.m. Stores didn't open until 1 a.m. today.
2. If you are shopping at Wal-Mart today you may see some protestors. Employees and non employees may be gathering to protest against low wages, unsafe working conditions and Wal-Mart's attempts to slice workers' voices on the job.
5. And just in case any of you missed the football scores from Thanksgiving day. Framingham lost to Natick 26-14 and the Patriots crashes the Jets 49-19 and at one point scored three touchdowns in less than a minute.