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October 1992
U.S. News & World Report;10/12/92, Vol. 113 Issue 14, p16
Reveals that Sears Roebuck will sell real-estate brokerage Coldwell Banker, investment house Dean Witter, and 20 percent of its Allstate Insurance subsidiary in order to concentrate on its retail business. Sears' problem has been that while its financial services divisions thrived, its core business faltered. Analysts predict a wave of similar dismantlings, among them General Electric.


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