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Best Buy announces locations of 50 store closings; six in home state of MN

April 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

RICHFIELD, Minn. Best Buy on today announced the locations of 50 stores that it is closing this year, including seven in California, six in Illinois and six in the company’s home state of Minnesota.
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Best Buy announces plans for cost cutting, also to open and close stores

March 29, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Best Buy Co. said it plans to close 50 big box stores and open 100 small mobile locations in the U.S. in fiscal 2013 and cut $800 million in costs by fiscal 2015. The news came Thursday as the biggest U.S. specialty electronics retailer posted a fiscal fourth quarter loss partly due to restructuring charges, but its adjusted results topped Wall Street’s expectations. Continue Reading

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July 18, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Fulda High School’s Ag program deemed best of 187 in state
FULDA The Fulda High School agriculture program may be small in numbers, but it is mighty in the work it does in the community, from beautifying the grounds of the local Senior Citizens Center, Historical Society and Food Shelf, to constructing field backstops, a new pair of baseball dugouts and player benches at the high school’s ball fields. Continue Reading

Best Buy plans to scale back big-box stores, open up to 800 mobile stores in 5 years

April 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Best Buy plans to open up to 800 mobile-device stores as it shrinks its “big-box” stores in an effort to be more competitive as consumers increasingly shop online.
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Best Buy 4Q net declines on costs, weak TV sales

March 24, 2011 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK – Best Buy Co.’s fourth-quarter net income fell 16 percent as the company restructured and faced weak sales of TVs and other electronics.
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Illinois couple sentenced after defrauding Best Buy out of $32.8 million

December 21, 2010 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS An Illinois couple convicted of defrauding Best Buy out of more than $32.8 million and failing to pay taxes on their fraudulent gains has been sentenced.
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Best Buy 2Q net income jumps 60 pct on sales rise

September 14, 2010 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS – Best Buy Co.’s fiscal second-quarter net income rose 60 percent as shoppers bought cell phones, appliances and tablet computers. Continue Reading