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McDonald’s Wants Its Restaurants Opened On Christmas Day

In a bid to boost holiday sales, McDonald’s is pressuring restaurants to open on Christmas Day, according to a published report.

12/17/2012

Banners hanging outside the Sears store on State Street in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Sears Lists First 79 Stores To Close, None In Illinois

Sears has released a list of the first 79 stores to close under a plan to shutter 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart locations due to poor holiday sales.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Banners hanging outside the Sears store on State Street in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Up To 120 Sears, Kmart Stores To Close

Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. is closing between 100 and 120 Sears and K-Mart stores, after abysmal holiday sales.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

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Holiday Sales Up, But Small Businesses Still Struggle

The latest report on retail sales showed that holiday sales will jump 3.3 percent this year, bringing sales close to 2007 levels and well above those in 2006.

CBS 2–12/16/2010