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January 11, 2018
A worker moves a stray shopping cart outside a Wal-Mart location in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 15, 2015. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett
Walmart said it's giving its employees a raise. And then it closed 63 stores.
January 11, 2018 - 8:06pm
A sign posted in the  Sam's Club window shows the business is closed for the day on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. David Samson / Forum News Service
Western Minn. Sam's Club among 63 to close nationwide
January 11, 2018 - 6:33pm
January 1, 2018
A customer prepares to pump fuel at a Go Mart Inc. gas station in Rockbridge, Ohio, on Feb. 6, 2016. Bloomberg photo by Ty Wright.
What a weak dollar means in 2018: staycations and local shopping
January 1, 2018 - 9:40am
December 26, 2017
Marie Strinden checks out one of her best-seller items at her downtown Grand Forks business, Relax Event Studio and Fighting Sawks. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Heraldplay button
'Terrible business idea' at top of worldwide Etsy sales
December 26, 2017 - 7:32am
December 20, 2017
Jean Cannon, owner of Sunrise Thrift in Mitchell, places a shirt back on the rack in her store on North Main Street as Mitchell resident Ramona Munneke looks on. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
December 20, 2017 - 8:23am
December 13, 2017
Rew's TV & Appliance was recently sold to Karl's TV, Appliance & Furniture. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Rew's of Mitchell merges with Karl's TV
December 13, 2017 - 8:25am
November 23, 2017
BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota offers Black Friday tips
November 23, 2017 - 6:46am
November 22, 2017
Pixabay / Special to The Forum
Black Friday better for retailers, including small stores, than Small Business Saturday
November 22, 2017 - 8:04am
November 3, 2017
Shoppers at a Kmart in Hamilton Township, N.J., April 12, 2017.  (John Taggart/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Sears, Kmart plan to shutter 63 more locations in latest retrenchment
November 3, 2017 - 12:48pm
October 19, 2017
File photo. 2017 Copyright of New York Times
Target to remodel more stores as chain seeks edge over Wal-Mart
October 19, 2017 - 10:45am
October 4, 2017
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Here are the 33 stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving day in 2017
October 4, 2017 - 3:14pm
October 3, 2017
Americans are expected to spend an average of $1,189 this holiday season. MUST CREDIT: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.
The era of holiday deals is dead, and so is Black Friday
October 3, 2017 - 3:57pm
August 23, 2017
Eleven months after a group of investors formed an LLC to purchase and save a grocery store in Bird Island, they report that the store is seeing increased sales and enjoying local patronage. Tom Cherveny / Forum News Service
Small town Minn. grocery store shares tips on how to remain viable
August 23, 2017 - 8:40pm
July 13, 2017
Special to The Forum
Shopping habits are hurting American jobs, especially today
July 13, 2017 - 8:55am
June 8, 2017
The Maurices headquarters building in downtown Duluth. Maurices' parent company, Ascena Retail Group, reported a $1 billion quarterly loss. (Andrew Krueger / akrueger@duluthnews.com)play button
Maurices parent company posts big loss, announces store closures
June 8, 2017 - 8:22pm
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