Sears Posts First Quarterly Profit In 3 Years As Sales DeclineSears' sales declined in the second quarter as it shifted away from low-margin goods like electronics and it focused on increasing the number of loyal customers through reward programs.
Kmart Data Breach ReportedParent company Sears says credit card & debit card info may have been affected
Best Cities For Black Friday ShoppingWhile many other consumers will simply avoid holiday crowds at shopping malls or even wait until Cyber Monday, retail stores across the nation will be buzzing with activity on the day after Thanksgiving. The following are five of the best American cities for Black Friday deals.
Large Portrait Studio Chain Files For Bankruptcy CPI Corp., a St. Louis-based operator of more than 2,000 U.S. portrait studios that abruptly closed its outlets last month, has filed for bankruptcy.
Candidate Calls For Repeal of Ill. Income Tax HikeRepublican Mike Babcock of Bethalto (pictured) is running for state senate.
Sears at Alton Square ClosingCompany took $150 million state tax credit just two months earlier.
One Local Sears to Close, No KmartsCrestwood Plaza store on closing list
Quinn Hopes Sears Won't Close Stores in IllinoisAccording to Rep. David Harris the tax breaks for Sears depend on the company's ability to maintain 4,250 jobs at the Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates.
Sears To Close 100 To 120 Kmart, Sears StoresThe closings are the most visible in a long series of moves to try to fix a retailer that has struggled with falling sales and shabby stores.
Quinn Signs Legislation to Keep Sears From LeavingSears had threatened to leave Illinois without the legislation.
Illinois House OKs Tax Relief for Businesses, FamiliesThe approved tax breaks include some big names that are threatening to leave the state.
Tax Break Package for Ill. Business' Includes Credits for SearsLawmakers accuse companies of holiding a gun to the state's head.

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