Two North Texas Sears stores to close in March 2019

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The accompanying Sears Auto Center at these Sears stores will also be closing, the release says. He said his plan would retain the jobs of 50,000 of the 68,000 workers employed by Sears at the time of the bankruptcy filing.

Bankrupt U.S. retailer Sears Holdings Corp.is closing 80 more stores as it teeters on the brink of liquidation. Employees were informed of the closure on Thursday. Liquidation sales at the stores are expected to begin in two weeks. It filed for bankruptcy in October with about 700 stores still open, but plans to close 142 unprofitable locations. And Kmart on Pass Road in Gulfport closed years ago.

Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert made a $4.6 billion offer to buy the USA retailer earlier this month, which called for about 500 Sears stores to remain open.

The iconic American retailer and employer of 68,000 people, founded 125 years ago, is seeking a bidder to buy it out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy by a 4 p.m. EST deadline Friday.

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The Kmart in Rapid City failed to survive the latest round of Sears Holdings. Lampert and his hedge fund, ESL Investments Inc., also didn't respond to messages.

Lampert has to make his bid official by the end of the day.

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