After a tough year of losing half a billion dollars less than they did in 2014, Sears Holdings, parent company of Sears and Kmart, announced plans to close about 50 stores in the coming months. What the company no longer does is send out big announcements with lists of stores slated for closure, instead submitting local closings to local news outlets. That’s cool, but we’re a national news outlet that likes to pay attention to national trends, so we compiled a list for anyone who is interested. [More]
Regular Consumerist readers may remember the story from last November of Amtrak commuters in Lancaster, PA, who had to break down the station door in order to catch their train. At the time, the rail service shrugged it off as a “scheduling error,” but why were train passengers locked out again this morning?