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9 retailers closing the most stores

9 retailers closing the most stores

(USA TODAY) -- Brick-and-mortar retailers have been suffering from slow economic activity for years, as well as from increased competition from online retailers. The rise in store closings is a prominent sign of their struggles. Weakened companies cannot afford the real estate and personnel costs that go along with supporting hundreds of unprofitable locations. The clearest proof of the problem was RadioShack's recent decision to close more than 1,000 stores.

Kohl's scholarship program application phase ends Friday

Kohl's scholarship program application phase ends Friday

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Area unemployment rates fall

Area unemployment rates fall

Central Georgia's unemployment rate continues to dip, falling from 7.8 to 7.7 percent from December to January.

The rate has declined mostly because the amount of new layoffs decreased by 41 percent, according to a release.

In January 2013, one year ago, the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent.

Cleanup the Computer: Organize Your Files

Cleanup the Computer: Organize Your Files

You’ve heard about how important it is to have a good filing system (one that works for you) for your paperwork. Did you know that it is equally important to organize your digital files? Yep, it is! And storing a lot of your files on the desktop of your computer is not always the most efficient way.

 

Cleanup the Computer: Empty the Trash

Cleanup the Computer: Empty the Trash

When was the last time you emptied your computer’s trash can or your email junk mail file? If you are like most people, it’s probably been awhile. Don’t let these unwanted files and messages clog up your valuable harddrive space. Take a minute and get those trash cans empty! (Bonus points if you clean out old texts on your phone)

Now you will have more room on  your computer for the things that are really important like the digital copy of the latest Hunger Games movie.

Men's Wearhouse to buy Jos. A Bank

Men's Wearhouse to buy Jos. A Bank

Ed Brackett, USA TODAY

The Men's Wearhouse will buy Jos. A. Bank Clothiers for $1.8 billion, the companies said in a news release Tuesday

Boards of directors of the companies have unanimously approved the transaction.

Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank combined will have more than 1,700 stores in the U.S., with about 23,000 employees, according to a PRNewswire release posted on both companies' websites.

Three reasons why Dick's Sporting Goods isn't dying

USA TODAY The U.S. retail sector right now resembles a war zone as companies announce mass store closures hand over fist, but one retailer is growing, Dick's Sporting Goods. Not only is Dick's opening new stores, but massive new innovation inside those stores.