Best Buy to launch Black Friday deals on October 19

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Best Buy Co. Inc. BBY, +0.96% said Thursday that it will launch its Black Friday deals on Oct. 19, well before the usual holiday shopping event. This first set of Black Friday deals will run through Oct. 22. Black Friday deals will return on Nov. 19, one week before the actual post-Thanksgiving day event. Best Buy will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but shoppers can visit the website or app, and choose from a variety of fulfillment options, including curbside pickup. Best Buy stock is up 12% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.05% has gained nearly 18% for the period.