At least 100 Sears, Kmart stores to close after poor holiday sales

Sears Holdings on Tuesday announced it would close 100-120 Sears and Kmart stores after a big slump in holiday sales from last year. The company hasn't yet identified which stores will close.
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Sears Holdings on Tuesday announced it would close 100-120 Sears and Kmart stores after a big slump in holiday sales from last year. The company hasn't yet identified which stores will close.

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