Those are bad numbers and there's no reason to expect the company to reverse those fortunes in Q4.CEO Eddie Lampert, whose hedge fund loaned the company 0 million in August, has pushed the idea that the company can stabilize by closing unprofitable stores and focusing on its Shop Your Way digital platform.How on god's green earth, you ask yourself, did the prospect that someone might have abused children suddenly become a matter of left and right?Let this be known: George Pell's politics are of zero interest to me.Her old man will remember Sears as the Amazon.com, Inc. To hear Sears is going under - and it is - despite another 0 million credit line from controlling shareholder Eddie Lampert - is like hearing that the water system is going under, that we don't need those electrical poles, or that AT&T Inc. Sears was an early centerpiece of the American suburb, and helped create the American shopping mall. Postal Service trucks delivering hefty Amazon packages today got their start working for Sears.Sears built demand for the basic infrastructure we take for granted. As recently as the 1970s, Sears was a symbol of American corporate strength.He has been accused many times of abusing little kids.Those accusations now form part of a comprehensive investigation by Victoria Police's Taskforce SANO. It often occurs to me that this band of defenders, who shrink with each day in number as the allegations pile up, have painted themselves into a corner and now flail about, trying to come up with something to throw back at those who would tumble down their rather shaky house of cards.
Historical oddities or anomalous news stories especially attracted my interest, lingering in my mind for years to come.Physics was also an interest for me, and another oddity lodged in my mind as I read the standard histories: the United States had never tested the uranium bomb it dropped on Hiroshima. It seemed to have the same sharp angles and corners as the Warren Commission's "magic bullet". Other odd facts accumulated over the years as if to underline the strangeness of the war's end in general and that fact in particular.Then, in 1989, the Berlin Wall came down and the two post-war Germanies raced toward reunification.I recently visited a retail store that was so well-staffed, organized and aesthetically pleasing I almost couldn't believe I was still in 2017 - the year of the dying retail industry. Here's a hint - it was not a store run by Sears Holdings Corp. stores located in the Freehold Raceway Mall in New Jersey in a second-floor space that used to house a Sears store's upper level.However, it does have a connection to the ever-struggling operator of the Sears and Kmart stores. debut in September 2015 through the deal, got eight standalone stores out of the transaction, which are all primarily located on what used to be the top level of a Sears mall-based store. The store was as neat as a stiff drink; had an industrial feel; carried a wide array of items from luggage to casual apparel to business attire and offered a hefty load of discounts.