Report: Sears reaches 11th-hour deal to stay in business

KGO logo
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Last-minute effort to save Sears
EMBED <>More Videos

A last-minute bid has been submitted to save Sears from bankruptcy.

It looks like Sears will stay open for now. The retail chain has reached an 11th-hour deal to keep 425 stores from shutting down, according to CNN.

A judge still needs to approve the agreement.

RELATED: Sears, facing liquidation, says it will close 80 more stores

Sears was prepared to ask a bankruptcy judge to allow it to liquidate after failing to reach an agreement with Eddie Lampert, who runs the hedge fund which controls Sears, but the sides eventually agreed to a deal.

Lampert acquired Kmart in 2003 and Sears in 2005 and merged them together