Walmart Rolls Out Early Holiday Layaway

The retailer hopes for a record Christmas shopping season, with early rollout.
1:46 | 08/28/15

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Back here at home, the market bouncing back after a devastating six days of losses. The start of a comeback yesterday, the Dow up more than 600 points. Tonight, more good news. Another rally, up nearly 370 points, the second straight day of gains. Today's gains now wiping out the losses for the week. And the calendar may still say summer but tonight retail giant Walmart is telling shoppers to get in the Christmas spirit now. Firing up those holiday season lay away plans earlier than ever before. The Christmas retail wars are starting now with labor day more than a week away. Here's ABC's chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis. Reporter: Tonight Walmart hoping to have you doing this -- Yay! Reporter: Four months before Christmas. Reporter: Four months before Christmas. Walmart launching its earliest ever holiday layaway program tomorrow on 40,000 items. Walmart is saying spend your money here in August and you won't have money to spend in here places. Reporter: Toy sales expected to jump thanks in large part to "Star warslm waart is betting the force will be with it. The retailer will stock its shelves with 500 "Star wars" items. Toys R us also joining in on the action. How big of a deal is "Star wars" going to be? It's everything this season. That's where all the toy action is. Reporter: Retailers want to get you through their doors and on their websites first. Historically the place where you start your holiday shopping gets the biggest chunk of your holiday budget. Sglafrjts there's still much

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