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Tweeter Home Entertainment Group announces plans to close 19 stores, according to the company, which announced its earning results for the second fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2005. Tweeter expects to reduce its total workforce by approximately six percent as a result of the store closings. According to company reports, the closings represent almost 11 percent of all stores and 4.7 percent of revenue.   Total revenue from continuing operations decreased one percent to $185 million from $186 million in the same period last year while comparable store sales from continuing operations decreased four percent, says Tweeter. Operating loss from continuing operations for the quarter, according

Chicago Entrances & Exits: CE retailing options in Chicago thinned considerably last year with the departure of five area Elek-Tek and eight Egghead stores, as well as the transfer of Computer City to CompUSA and its virtual homogenization. Office Depot spread to the suburbs, opening stores in Waukegan, Hyde Park and Evanston. New Costco stores are scheduled to open in 1999 in Schaumburg and Oak Brook. Key retailers in the Chicago market continue to be Abt Electronics, Office Max, Circuit City, Best Buy, Radio Shack, Goldblatt and Sears. Retailers generally experienced an average to strong year, with the most change being an increase in

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