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K-Mart, Sears stores nationwide closing this summer

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – 68 K-Mart’s and ten Sears stores nationwide will close this summer.

The company  made the announcement Thursday. They said they are the closing stores to strengthen the company and make it profitable.

Sears was once the nation’s largest retailer and biggest employer, but the company has struggled in recent years. The struggle came after its 2005 merger with K-Mart.

The list includes two K-Mart locations in Indiana- Bloomington and New Albany.CNN contributed to this report.