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Target Closing 13 Stores Nationwide, Citing Falling Profits

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    Target plans to close 13 stores nationwide in 2016, including several in the Midwest.

    The Minneapolis-based retailer says a decision to close a store usually follows several years of decreasing profitability. The retail giant plans to close the stores on Jan. 30, 2016. The 13 are among Target's nearly 1,800 stores in the U.S.

    Target was hurt by a massive credit-card breach before Christmas 2013 that sent shoppers temporarily fleeing. The company also botched a major expansion into Canada and pulled the plug on that earlier this year.

    Layoffs in 2015 included 2,500 jobs, or about one-fifth of the workers in the company's corporate offices in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.

    The 13 stores slated to close in 2016, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, are located in:

    Casa Grande, Arizona
    Victorville, California
    Suncoast Pasco County in Odessa, Florida
    Dixie Highway in Louisville, Kentucky
    Anderson, Indiana
    Ottumwa, Iowa
    East Flint in Flint, Michigan
    New Ulm, Minnesota
    Springfield, Ohio
    Columbus Southwest in Columbus, Ohio
    Austin North East in Austin, Texas
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Superior, Wisconsin

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