| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Stores are falling over themselves this holiday season to lure shoppers in with deals like matching online prices, extending layaways, and even making their own tablets.
What that means for shoppers is likely the best season of discounts in years.
| Aug 13, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Sears Holdings Corp., one of several struggling big-box retailers, is splitting off more than 1,000 Hometown, Outlet and hardware stores as a separate, public company.
The spinoff will affect 1,238 stores total. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc....
| Apr 1, 2012
Harry Crews, a rough-hewn Southerner who drew a keen following with novels that describe a Hieronymus Bosch landscape of grotesques — characters who are tossed into rattlesnake pits, walk on their hands, croon lullabies to a skull and literally...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:38 PM
The state's working poor will save a bit more on taxes as a result of a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today.
The measure increases the earned income tax credit. The Democratic governor requested the relief to provide a counterbalance to the tax...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Sears Holdings Corp., one of the earliest members of the S&P 500, is being kicked out of the index next week and replaced by a Dutch chemicals company.
The retailer, which trades on Nasdaq, will exit the index when the market closes on Sept. 4....
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Sears Holdings Corp. posted a $2.4-billion loss in its fourth quarter but appeased investors by planning to sell or spin off many of its stores to boost liquidity.
The Hoffman Estates, Ill., company reported a loss of $22.63 per share in the quarter that...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:34 PM
As if today's market news wasn't bad enough, a new survey indicates that hiring will decrease in August as worried companies wait out a rough economy. Declines in hiring will be concentrated in the service sector, which had become a......
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Three Sears stores in California are among 79 stores nationwide on the chopping block after a dismal holiday season forced Sears Holding Co. to retool its strategy....
| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Coming back from a few days off — still a little sluggish from “making rather merry” — I was met by these two headlines. “Consumer confidence shoots higher again,” and “Sears Holdings plans to close 100 to 120...
| May 13, 2012
Even people who don't play the market are thinking this week about buying stock in Facebook's initial public offering of shares.
One hundred six years ago, Sears, Roebuck and Co. was its era's version of a hot tech company. Like Facebook, Apple or...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 12:52 AM
NEW YORK -- Sears Holdings Corp. has released a list of 79 of the 100 to 120 stores it announced it would close in the wake of weak holiday sales.
Three of those stores are in Southern California.
The local stores include one in El Monte on Peck Road...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:23 AM
Retailer Sears Holdings Corp said it plans to close 100-120 Kmart and Sears Full-line stores and expects its adjusted fourth-quarter EBITDA to more than halve from a year ago.
The company reported $933 million in adjusted fourth-quarter earnings before...