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RadioShack Gets Loan From GE Capital

RadioShack Corp. is getting a financial boost from GE Capital on the cusp of the crucial holiday selling season, people familiar with the matter said.

In-Store Tracking Isn’t Going Anywhere: Nomi Close to Landing Around $10 Million Series B Investment

An attempt to bring more intelligence to the still-dominant offline retail industry.
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It’s Good for Microsoft, but Are New Windows Stores a Smart Bet for Best Buy?

The store-within-a-store concept could help the big box retailer’s turnaround efforts.
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RadioShack’s Loss Widens as Revenue Slips

RadioShack Corp.’s first-quarter loss widened sharply, bringing in results well below Street views as revenue tumbled and margins narrowed, even as the company’s new chief executive hinted at changes to come.

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LG to Expand Retail Stores

LG Electronics Inc. is expanding the number of its retail stores in emerging markets as it seeks to increase market share in smartphones and gain a stronger global presence in consumer electronics.

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Barnes & Noble Aims to Whittle Its Stores for Years

Barnes & Noble Inc. expects to close as many as a third of its retail stores over the next decade, the bookseller’s top store executive said, offering the most detailed picture yet of the company’s plans for the outlets.

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Microsoft Announces Its Next Six Store Locations

Microsoft wrapped up a year in which it opened 51 new retail stores by announcing where the next six will show up. The first batch of 2013 will be opening in malls in San Francisco, Miami, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Beachwood, Ohio, outside of Cleveland.

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Microsoft Dives Into the Retail Scene

Microsoft Corp. typically lets its software out in the world and leaves decisions about how to sell computers to retailers. This time, though, the company is taking matters into its own hands.

The Next Blue Nile? Ritani Launches Jewelry Site With a Bricks-and-Mortar Twist.

Consumers will be able to purchase an engagement ring from Ritani.com, and can decide to ship it to their home or to a nearby jewelry shop.
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Carlson Chief to Take Best Buy’s Top Job

Best Buy Co. Monday said it has chosen a new chief executive to lead the company as it struggles with falling sales and manages a public back-and-forth with founder Richard Schulze, who proposed to take the retailer private earlier this month.