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The end of Sears seems imminent


Time is running out for Sears. The bankrupt retailer could be forced to start the process of shutting down as soon as Tuesday if it doesn't accept the only bid to save it.

If Sears survives, this is what it will look like


Even if Sears survives bankruptcy, there will a wide swath of America that no longer has any of its stores.

Vernon Kmart slated to close

Joe Cooper |

Sears Holdings says it will shutter another 80 unprofitable stores in late March, including a Kmart store in Vernon, as it begins liquidation sales in the coming weeks.

Sears is leaving Minnesota, closing another door on its history


In the early 1990s, the bold blue letters of a Sears sign were raised above the entrance to one of four anchor stores at the sprawling new Mall of America near Minneapolis. In the heyday...

Watch out FedEx and UPS: Amazon is growing its air fleet again


Amazon is adding a bunch of new cargo jets to its fleet to help it deliver more of its own packages. It's another sign that Amazon is trying to reduce its dependance on other delivery companies.

Expect higher interest rates, rents; Boomers, Millennials shift housing market

Gregory Seay |

With Connecticut's economy still posting mixed results, commercial and residential realty pros are hedging some of their bets when it comes to 2019 outlooks.

Quest: These industries have the most frequent positive drug tests

Matt Pilon |

Tapping its massive sample of over 10 million employee drug tests across the country, Quest Diagnostics said it's identified the industries in which the most workers test positive for drugs.

UConn inks new apparel licensing deal

Joe Cooper |

UConn says it inked a new three-year trademark licensing partnership for merchandise sales at big-box retail stores with an Oklahoma-based apparel and headwear company.

Enfield mall sold at auction for $10.85 million

Jessica Lerner | Journal Inquirer |

The Enfield Square mall, which has been in a state of decline for years, was sold at auction Wednesday to an undisclosed buyer for $10.85 million.

These are Hartford's top 10 Uber requests in 2018

Joe Cooper |

Trips to retail stores, restaurants and local colleges dominated Hartford's list of top 10 Uber destinations in 2018, according to the online transportation network.

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