Stories from around the Web

Quick news from around the Web...

Amazon and the Royal Mail create 32,000 temporary holiday jobs in the UK

Eddie Lampert's ESL fund now owns 47% of Sears after parent company sells off more stakes

Family Dollar sets Oct. 30 meeting for stockholders to approve Dollar Tree merger

McDonald's losing customers to less-expensive eateries

US retailers in Canada facing a tough holiday season

And finally...Customers in an Ohio Kmart store complain that store closings have affected layaway plans, while Sears corporate told the media this is not true. However, no one bothered to tell store employees. Story