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Toys R Us announced last month that it would close its stores in the United Kingdom, like this one in London, and across the U.S. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

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Maker Of Bratz And Little Tikes Seeks To Save Toys R Us

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Heidi Hartmann, the president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research, says women in retail lost hundreds of thousands of jobs over the last year, and men gained more than 100,000 jobs. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Analysis Shows Women Lost Jobs In Retail Last Year, Though Men Gained

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Customers flood Walmart's Bentonville, Ark., store on Thanksgiving Day in 2016. Gunnar Rathbun/AP Images for Walmart hide caption

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'Just Time Together': For Some Workers, A Thanksgiving Off Is A Rare Treat

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Retail food prices have just been through the longest period of deflation in about 60 years. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Grocery Prices Have Been Falling. Did You Notice?

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Alfred Angelo filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after closing dozens of its stores, leaving brides and bridesmaids struggling to get dresses they've paid for. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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A prototype Moby Mart is being tested in Shanghai. Per Cromwell, the project's lead designer, says four to six additional mobile supermarkets are planned in the coming year. Moby Mart hide caption

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Retraining generally isn't a top priority in the retail sector, analysts say. But Wal-Mart trains about a quarter-million of its employees a year in more advanced skills. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

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