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Retail giant Sears files for bankruptcy protection

Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Rick Newman, Ethan Wolff-Mann, Melody Hahm, Scott Gamm, Dan Roberts, Brian Sozzi and Alanna Petroff discuss today’s top stories.

Today’s topics include:

  • Sears to shut down 142 stores by the end of the year
  • Dimon, Bill Ford drop out of Saudi investment conference
  • Oil spikes as Saudi tensions grow
  • Superdry shares left in the cold over declining store sales
  • Tesla slowly applies brakes to $7,500 tax credit
  • Trump heading to Florida, Georgia to tour storm damage
  • Ford CEO set to meet dealers as stock slides
  • Ford asking taxpayers to help foot bill for train station renovation
  • Navya, AXA launch partnership for autonomous vehicle insurance
  • Harris, L3 merging to create $34B defense giant
  • Icahn opposes Dell’s plan to go public
  • ‘The Conners’ set to lauch without Roseanne
  • Apple buying music analytics start-up Asaii
The once-mighty Sears has filed for bankruptcy. (Reuters)