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Sears, Roebuck cuts 22 percent of staff CHICAGO -Sears, Roebuck and Co. said Wednesday it is eliminating 4,900 salaried jobs, or about 22 percent of its salaried corporate and regional staff, over the next 18 months and revising its merchandise...

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Sears to buy Lands' End CHICAGO - Sears, Roebuck and Co. is taking a page from its roots as a catalog company to try to put some zip into long-stagnant clothing sales by buying...

Profit pipeline from Sears' credit-card operations leaks

For years, Sears, Roebuck and Co.'s credit-card business was an overlooked diamond in the rough. Even when the retail chain was losing money in the...

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Sears settlement means refunds for credit card users

BOSTON (AP) - Sears, Roebuck & Co. agreed today to pay at least $165 million to settle claims that it wrongfully pursued customers whose credit card debts...

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Ward accuses Sears of poaching employees; receives temporary halt

CHICAGO - Montgomery Ward & Co. executives on Tuesday accused Sears, Roebuck & Co. of punching below the belt, contending Sears had sought to lure key managers away in an attempt to hasten Ward's potential...

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Rescue of school sought

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Families with rural roots know how much people depended on Sears, Roebuck and Co. the first half of this century to deliver goods to the farm. A story not well-known is how much Sears delivered for...

Mrs. Ruth Frederick

...Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mrs. Frederick, a native of Clarksville, Fla., had retired as a department manager from Sears & Roebuck and was a member of Sears Retirement Club and Crestview Baptist church. Survivors include a daughter, Anne Fredericks...

Merger forms third biggest retailer

...names in U.S. retailing, Sears, Roebuck & Co., in an $11 billion deal...stock for each Kmart share. Sears, Roebuck shareholders can choose $50...histories of Kmart Holding Corp. and Sears, Roebuck & Co.: --- KMART: -1899...

Dorothy Chapman Fuqua

...Davisboro High School with honors and took business classes at Hurst Business College. While working as a secretary at Sears Roebuck in nearby Augusta, she met J. B. Fuqua, a young broadcaster and entrepreneur, whom she married in 1945. In the...

Sears settles lawsuit

Sears, Roebuck and Co. has settled a class-action lawsuit brought an Augusta man who had product-maintenance agreement illegally canceled...