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Walmart Closing 9 Stores in Kansas, 269 Worldwide

A typical Walmart store (Photo courtesy of Walmart)

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores worldwide, more than half of them in the U.S. Nine Walmart stores will close in Kansas, including stores in Burlington, Clearwater, Columbus, Ellsworth, Hillsboro and Rose Hill. Three Walmarts is Wichita are set to close. The stores being shuttered account for a fraction of the company's 11,000 stores worldwide and less than 1 percent of its global revenue. The closures will affect 16,000 workers, 10,000 of them in the U.S.

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