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FTD files for bankruptcy, will break apart business to survive

by Ben Bradford Jun 4, 2019
FTD declares bankruptcy, but will still deliver flowers.
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For sale: A brand that pioneered cosmetics for women of color

by Erika Beras Apr 11, 2019
The company that launched Ebony and Jet magazines — Johnson Publishing Company of Chicago — has filed for bankruptcy. Johnson sold off its magazines in 2016, but held on to Fashion Fair, its cosmetics brand. When the brand hit the market…
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The business of second chances

by Kai Ryssdal and Liz Sanchez Apr 8, 2019
When a business files for bankruptcy in today's economy, what happens?
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Ex-CEO bids more than $5 billion to keep Sears open

by Marielle Segarra Jan 16, 2019
Most of the bankrupt retailer's creditors want it liquidated, but not former CEO Eddie Lampert.

A Hail Mary bid to save Sears

by Meghan McCarty Carino Dec 7, 2018
The chairman of the storied retailer has proposed a $4.6 billion bid to save what's left of the 130-year-old chain.
A Sears store in Brooklyn, New York, in October.
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How Toys R Us workers got the retailer's private equity owners to pay severance

by Marielle Segarra Nov 23, 2018
The private equity firms Bain and KKR announced this week that they will contribute $20 million to a compensation fund for former employees of Toys R Us. The retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2017, laying off tens…
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Remembering Sears

by Barbara Platts Oct 16, 2018
Listeners describe their favorite memories of Sears over the years.
The Sears logo is displayed on shopping carts outside of a Sears store on May 31, 2018 in Richmond, California. 
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Remembering Sears

by Barbara Platts Oct 16, 2018
Listeners describe their favorite memories of Sears over the years.
The Sears logo is displayed on shopping carts outside of a Sears store on May 31, 2018 in Richmond, California. 
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Sears teeters on the edge of bankruptcy

by Marielle Segarra Oct 10, 2018
The company is more than $5.6 billion in debt.
Customers shop at Chicago's last remaining Sears store on May 3, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Online mattress startups are disrupting the market

by Erika Beras Oct 5, 2018
The industry is crowded with internet competition, forcing one retailer into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
People check out Serta mattresses at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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