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.

While the guys poke fun at the ridiculousness of the move, the retail space is in the midst of the biggest paradigm shift since mail order took off at the turn of last century. Only the most forward-looking and capable companies will survive, and they'll handsomely reward investors who understand the landscape. You can read about the 3 Companies Ready to Rule Retail in our special report. Uncovering these top picks is free today; just click here to read more.


The article Wal-Mart's Thanksgiving Surprise originally appeared on Fool.com.

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