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JC Penney Rescued From Bankruptcy


JC Penney

JC Penney is getting a last-minute buyer who will pull the beleaguered retail chain out of bankruptcy.  The company is negotiating with mall owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners to purchase the chain, a move that could save as many as 70,000 jobs.  JC Penney filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in May, with plans to close about one-third of its 846 stores.  More than 40 retailers have filed for bankruptcy since the pandemic began.  When’s the last time you shopped at a JC Penney?  Will this purchase turn things around, or is brick-and-mortar retail doomed?

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