Sears' Lampert boosts stake in Sears Hometown

Sears CEO Eddie Lampert now has a majority stake in Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, acquiring roughly 11.5 million shares, or 50.7 percent of the company. Sears spun off the Hometown and Outlet stores in 2012, but Lampert's interest could signal that a closer relationship is on the horizon. Story