This blog report from Zero Hedge mentions the following closure reports…
-K-Mart is closing down more than two dozen stores over the next several months.
-The Gap is in the process of closing 175 stores in North America.
-Aeropostale is in the process of closing 84 stores all across America.
-Finish Line has announced that 150 stores will be shutting down over the next few years.
It also mentions the low amounts of stock in the shelves in rural areas, as well as shipments via air, rail, and truck dropping significantly. All of this pointing to the trouble that our economy is in despite the relatively lofty numbers reported daily in the stock market. You can also throw in my labor numbers below concerning the increasing real number of unemployed people in the country.