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Best Buy To Cut 2,400 Jobs In Turnaround Effort

Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. is laying off 600 staffers in its Geek Squad technical support division and 1,800 other store workers as it seeks to restructure operations and improve results, the company said Frida

07/06/2012

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Are Warranties Worth The Extra Money?

When you buy new electronics like a new iPad or iPhone, there’s always that moment you consider a warranty. But, are those service plans worth the extra money?

05/24/2012

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Best Buy CEO Resigns Amid Internal Investigation

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn abruptly resigned on Tuesday after the embattled consumer electronics chain launched an internal investigation into his “personal conduct.”

04/10/2012

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Best Buy To Close Stores After Dismal Earnings Report

Best Buy Co. said it plans to close 50 big box stores and open 100 small mobile locations in the U.S. in fiscal 2013 and cut $800 million in costs by fiscal 2015. The news came Thursday as the biggest U.S. specialty electronics retailer posted a fiscal fourth quarter loss partly due to restructuring charges, but its adjusted results topped Wall Street’s expectations.

03/29/2012

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Best Buy Among ‘Most Hated’ For Customer Satisfaction

When Richfield-based Best Buy made the news back in December, it wasn’t good. The company had to apologize to thousands of customers after the orders placed after Thanksgiving couldn’t be delivered in time for Christmas.

01/18/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Best Buys For January

If one of your goals is to save more money in the New Year, I’ve got a list of things that are historically on sale in January — if you’re not shopped-out from December that is.

01/03/2012

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Tech Minute: Cool Tech Gifts Under $100

Tech gifts are hot this year, and you don’t have to overspend to get some cool products.

12/20/2011

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Best Buy 3rd-Quarter Net Income Declines

Electronics retailer Best Buy said Tuesday that its third-quarter net income fell 29 percent as it cut prices in popular categories such as tablets and TVs to drive sales and traffic during the busy holiday season.

12/13/2011

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Apps Help Sort Through Black Friday Deals

As we get ready for that big Thanksgiving meal, many are getting ready for some intense shopping.

11/23/2011

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Make Cash By Recycling Old Electronics, Gadgets

Minnesotans are recycling old gadgets and gizmos like never before

09/27/2011

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Best Buy 2Q Net Income Drops

Best Buy Co. said Tuesday its fiscal second-quarter net income fell 30 percent as consumers hit the pause button on buying electronics, particularly TVs and smart phones, while fears about the global economy persist.

09/13/2011

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Best Buy OK’s $5B Buyback, Raises Dividend 7 Percent

Best Buy Co. said Tuesday that it will buy back $5 billion of its common stock and raise its quarterly dividend by 7 percent.

06/21/2011

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Best Buy 4Q Net Declines On Costs, Weak TV Sales

Best Buy Co.’s fourth-quarter net income fell 16 percent as the company restructured and faced weak sales of TVs and other electronics.

03/24/2011

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Best Buy To Retool In China To Focus On Five Star

Electronics retailer Best Buy says it plans to add 40 to 50 outlets of its Five Star chain in China and will close all nine of its Best Buy-branded stores in the country.

02/22/2011

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Best Buy To Launch ‘Buy Back’ For Used Electronics

The Minnesota-based company Best Buy is launching its new “Buy Back” program during the Sunday Super Bowl.

02/03/2011

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