| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:32 AM
About 14,000 Sears retirees will lose a monthly health insurance subsidy as the languishing department store titan looks for ways to shave costs.
Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. plans to send letters Friday to the 14,000 Sears, Roebuck & Co....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I recently bought a boot scraper with a pair of Scottie dogs at each side. There is a scraper plus two brushes mounted between the dogs. The dogs look to be either Hubley or National Foundry. I've hit a dead end on who made the scraper and value. It...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Struggling department store chain Sears Canada Inc. reported its ninth loss in 14 quarters as sales continued to decline.
Same-store sales fell 6.8 percent in the second quarter ended Aug. 2. Same-store sales at Sears's home and hardlines business...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Sears Holdings said Thursday its loss widened significantly in the second quarter and announced it may close more stores, in addition to the 130 closings underway this year.
Hoffman Estates-based Sears lost $573 million, or $5.39 per share, during the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Reports: Leading indicators for July, existing home sales for July, Markit PMI manufacturing for August, August Philadelphia Fed index, Weekly jobless claims
Local earnings: Nanophase Technlogies Corp., Sears Holdings Corp.
Other earnings: Dollar Tree...
| Aug 17, 2014
Dorri McWhorter, the shoe-obsessed, Beyonce-referencing, financially minded CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, leans on the kitchen island of her Chinatown loft as she draws arrows on a piece of paper.
It looks like a bunch of scribbles. But it's...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Deal makers were busy in the retail and consumer sector last quarter. Eight multibillion-dollar deals were announced from April through June, up from four such deals in the second quarter of 2013 and five deals of that size announced in the first...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Shoppers who linger long enough on a product page at searsoutlet.com may be nudged into buying with an age-old tactic: an offer to negotiate.
Or, in the Internet age, to Netotiate.
Netotiate, a startup that enables retailers to barter online with...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Sears Holdings Co. is getting a $400 million secured short-term loan from the hedge fund of its chief executive, Eddie Lampert, with real estate as collateral, the company said Monday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Sears Holdings Co. stock tumbled 9.4 percent Tuesday as investors reacted to news that the company received a $400 million loan from its own chairman and CEO.
Shares were trading at $30.37 at the closing bell, after hitting a 52-week low earlier in...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Fitch Ratings downgraded Sears Holdings' credit rating further into junk status on Wednesday and questioned whether it can raise enough cash to support operations beyond 2016, citing the magnitude of Sears Holding’s decline in profitability and a...