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Sears posts bigger-than-expected loss as cold weather bites

(Reuters) - U.S. retailer Sears Holdings <SHLD.O> reported a larger-than-expected quarterly loss as cooler weather hurt sales at its department stores and said it was considering a sale of its protection agreement business to shore up liquidity.Full story

Bon-Ton's 1st-quarter loss beats expectations

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. narrowed its fiscal first-quarter loss on fewer markdowns and improved revenue at its chain of department stores. Full story

Midday Glance: Department Store Retail companies

Shares of some top department store retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Full story

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