HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Sears Holdings Corp., which owns Sears and Kmart stores, said on Monday it plans to shut 21 stores around the country, the latest wave in a series of closures by the department store chain.

No stores in New York have been targeted for closure, according to a list of store closings that can be seen at www.searsmedia.com.

About 1,000 jobs will be affected at 13 Kmart stores, four Sears stores and four Sears Essentials locations, officials said Monday.

The latest stores slated to close bring the total closings planned over the past year to 100. Spokeswoman Kimberly Freely said the closings are part of Sears' normal operations.

Sears, which will report its fourth-quarter results on Tuesday, operates more than 3,900 stores in the U.S. and Canada.

The company's shares rose 62 cents to $95.66 in trading Monday.

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AliCat85
AliCat85

You mean Sears will be staying in Aviation Mall?? Now thats a surprise!

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