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Lauren Zumbach

Lauren Zumbach is a business reporter for Tribune, covering the retail and airline industries. She previously wrote about communities in the northern and southwest suburbs for the Lake County News-Sun and TribLocal. A Hinsdale native, she graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics.
Sears to close five Maryland stores as struggling retailer files for bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp., parent of the Sears and Kmart retail chains, filed for bankruptcy protection early Monday — a last-ditch effort to save an American icon that shaped shopping habits for more than a century.

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