2017 Consumer Year in Review - RadioShack closes numerous stores

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(WTVY) -- The new year is less than a week away, and all throughout this week, WTVY is looking back at some of the big stories of 2017.

In the world of business, one retail chain closed hundreds and hundreds of stores.

Back in 2014, Radio Shack-- a staple of malls around the country-- had over 5,000 stores selling a variety of electronics and other items.

The chain declared its second bankruptcy in March of this year.

Now, there are just about 275 independently-owned stores, with the closest to our area being in Luverne.