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Wal-Mart to stay open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve

December 20, 2010 |  1:14 pm

Wal-Mart is joining the growing number of retailers that will be keeping their doors open longer this week.

On Christmas Eve, the world's largest retailer will close at 8 p.m., two hours later than last year, to give shoppers even more time for last-minute purchases.

Wal-Mart also is extending the order cut-off date for its site-to-store service to Dec. 20 from Dec. 17, last year's cut-off date. The program allows customers to purchase items online and pick them up at a Wal-Mart near them.

Also this week, Toys R Us stores will be open for 88 hours in a row starting Tuesday, and 14 Macy's stores will be open for 83 consecutive hours.

-- Andrea Chang