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Best Buy one of 8 retailers planning big store closings in 2013
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8 Major Retailers Planning Multiple Store Closings in 2013

USA Today released a report late last week listing the top eight retailers planning major store closings in 2013 due to the struggling economy and financial instability.

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Black Friday has become Black Thursday
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What’s the REAL Reason So Many Stores Now Have ‘Black Thursday?’

We kind of saw it creeping up on us last year, but this year it's in full force.

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Newstalk 870 live on location at Mid-Columbia Wine & Spirits
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Now Broadcasting from the Mid-Columbia Wine & Spirits Studio! [SLIDE SHOW]

Newstalk 870 was on site for the ribbon cutting at Mid-Columbia Wine & Spirits' new Kennewick location last Friday. The business is now sponsoring KFLD's studio so starting this week we'll be sending you Conservative Radio from the Mid-Columbia Wine & Spirits Studio!

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Walmart Rolls Out Smaller ‘Express’ Stores — Dollars and Sense

Because Walmart doesn’t yet blanket enough of the US (and beyond), the retailer is now rolling out smaller versions of itself called Walmart Express stores. And they already seem quite profitable.

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What Happens to Unredeemed Gift Cards?

The holidays may be over, but chances are you’ve got a constant reminder: a gift card. Gift cards are always a popular choice for holiday gifts, so you’d think more of them would actually be redeemed — but experts believe at least $2 billion worth of the cards given last year will never see a cash register.

So what happens to all that money?

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How Much Did We NOT Like Our Christmas Gifts? Try 49 Billion Worth

retailers set for huge days of returns, exchanges.

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What Will It Take to Get Holiday Shoppers to Buy More? Discounts? Maybe

Since a new survey shows more than a third of Americans have already finished their holiday buying, analysts say retailers need to cut prices to the bone if they want people to keep shopping.

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