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Sarah Halzack

Whoops, Best Buy Forgot to Get Itself Killed by Amazon

Left for dead and directly in the online giant's path, the chain is thriving.
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Photographer: Justin Sullivan

Earlier this month, we got a batch of grisly earnings reports from the likes of Macy's Inc., Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., and Foot Locker Inc.

The dreary results cued up the usual questions: Is traditional retail in freefall? Are these stalwart chains toast in the era of Amazon.com Inc.?