Sears lists the stores it will close
Here are the 79 locations the company plans to shutter, with more likely to be announced.
This is only a partial list. The company said it will shutter as many as 120 stores, and it presumably will announce more locations in the next year.
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The list comes as credit ratings agencies turn their spotlights on Sears and its dismal financial conditions. Fitch downgraded Sears to "CCC" from "B," and said the company's liquidity will likely be "inadequate" next year, with a heightened risk of restructuring. Standard & Poor's is reviewing Sears for a possible downgrade.
Will the store closures be enough to help Sears avoid downgrade?
Here's the list of the closures announced so far, grouped by state. The company did not say when the stores would close or how many employees will lose their jobs.
Three stores to close: Sears in Mobile; Kmarts in Auburn and Gadsden.
Three stores to close: Sears in El Monte and two in San Diego.
Three stores to close: Sears in Longmont; Kmart in Broomfield and Glenwood Springs.
11 stores to close: Sears in Crystal River, Deland, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, West Palm Beach; Kmart in Callaway, Fernandina Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Orange City, Pompano Beach and St. Augustine.
Six stores to close: Sears in Macon; Kmart in Atlanta, Buford, Columbus, Douglasville and Jonesboro.
One store to close: Sears in Lewiston.
Three stores to close: Sears in Anderson; Kmart in Indianapolis and St. John.
Two stores to close: Kmart in Cedar Rapids and Davenport.
One store to close: Sears in Lawrence.
Three stores to close: Sears in Middleboro; Kmart in Hazard and Winchester.
One store to close: Sears in Ellicott City.
Six stores to close: Sears in Adrian, Brighton, Chesterfield Township, Harper Woods, Monroe and Washington Township.
Four stores to close: Kmart in Duluth, New Hope, White Bear Lake and Willmar.
Three stores to close: Sears in Columbus, Jackson and McComb.
Two stores to close: Sears in Lee’s Summit and St. Louis.
Two stores to close: Sears in Keene and Nashua.
Four stores to close: Sears in High Point, Morehead City, Rocky Mount and Statesville.
Six stores to close: Kmart in Chagrin Falls, Columbus, Medina, Springfield and two in Toledo.
One store to close: Sears in Roseburg.
Two stores to close: Sears in Pottstown and Upper Darby.
One store to close: Sears in Sumter.
Four stores to close: Sears in Antioch, Cleveland, Oak Ridge; Kmart in Hendersonville.
Three stores to close: Sears in Norfolk; Kmart in Midlothian and Richmond.
Two stores to close: Sears in Walla Walla; Kmart in Lacey.
Two stores to close: Sears in West Baraboo; Kmart in Rice Lake.
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