Rue21 in West Fargo to close…

Rue21 in West Fargo to close…

Other North Dakota stores, one in Grand Forks and two in Bismarck, are also slated to shut down as the company files for bankruptcy.”It’s true — we are closing some stores. It was a difficult but necessary decision,” Rue21 announced Saturday, April 16, on its Facebook page. “We still have hundreds of locations across the country, and our website rue21.com, open for business.”Rue21 is based in the Pittsburgh area and its website says it will still have 700 stores open out of nearly 1,200.The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported in early April that the company had been missing payments on its debt as it struggles to cope with consumer trends that have pushed many other retailers to close stores, including The Limited…
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How vulnerable are the Cleveland Cavaliers…

How vulnerable are the Cleveland Cavaliers…

CLOSE A.J. Neuharth-Keusch and Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports take a look at the four postseason matchups in the East. USA TODAY SportsCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) and forward Kevin Love (0) react in the second quarter in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.(Photo: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)CLEVELAND  — Are the Cleveland Cavaliers vulnerable?That depends on who you ask.Take the pulse of LeBron James, who had game-highs of 32 points and 13 assists and he’ll downplay the significance of Saturday night’s close call to the Indiana Pacers.“I’m happy we got the victory. I’m happy how emotional we were. I’m happy with the energy and effort,” James said. “As the series goes…
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Rays struggle to solve Chris Sale…

Rays struggle to solve Chris Sale…

FOXSports.comRays struggle to solve Chris Sale in close loss to Red SoxFOXSports.comBOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale doesn’t seem to care if each of his starts are low scoring. He was dominant with 12 strikeouts over seven innings for his first victory with Boston, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 …Chris Sale showing flashes of Pedro Martinez in Boston startESPN (blog)Red Sox Review- VillaniWEEI.comBoston Red Sox Baseball News, Schedule, Roster, Stats – SB NationSB Nationall 300 news articles »
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Close to Home for April 15

Close to Home for April 15

You’ve got a few hours over the weekend and are looking for a nearby diversion – something that doesn’t require reservations or a tank of gas. Welcome to Close to Home! Each week we’ll highlight the quick, quaint and quirky events in your neighborhood. Email submissions to CommunityNews@ajc.com. Cowboy Festival in Villa Rica Pine Mountain Gold Museum Cowboy Festival. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. $5 each for train rides, museum admission and gemstone panning. Stockmar Park, 1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica. Cowboy music, cowboy shows, mine tours, free historical demonstrations, including blacksmithing, flint knapping and distilling. 678-840-1445, wberninger@VillaRica.org, Facebook.com/PineMountainGoldMuseum. Spring Fling in Fayetteville Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Festival by Fayette Senior Services. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today….
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JCPenney stores get a temporary lifeline,…

JCPenney stores get a temporary lifeline,…

File image NEW YORK — JCPenney tried to close the doors, but shoppers came pouring in. The company said Thursday that it’s decided to throw a temporary lifeline to 138 stores that it planned to close in April and May. Instead, they’ll shut down on July 31, spokesman Joey Thomas said in an emailed statement. Five Indiana stores are among those set to close: FairOaks Mall in Columbus Connersville Plaza in Connersville Huntington Plaza in Huntington Jasper Manor Center in Jasper Logansport Mall in Logansport “Since announcing store closures, affected locations have seen better than expected sales and traffic, which is common when store closures are announced,” Thomas said. “Traffic typically increases for a variety of reasons, including curiosity, nostalgia…
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U.N. votes to close, replace Haiti…

U.N. votes to close, replace Haiti…

By Rodrigo Campos UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to end its 13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti and replace it with a smaller police, which would be drawn down after two years as the country boosts its own force. The peacekeeping mission, one of the longest-running in the world and known as MINUSTAH, has been dogged by controversies, including the introduction of cholera to the island and sexual abuse claims. The 15-member Security Council acknowledged the completion of Haiti’s presidential election, along with the inauguration of its new president, as a “major milestone towards stabilization” in the Caribbean country. “What we now need is a newly configured mission which is focused on the…
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