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RadioShack files for bankruptcy, probably won't sell radios anymore

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When news broke Wednesday that the New York Stock Exchange was seeking to de-list RadioShack, the outlook for the beleagured electronics retailer seemed even bleaker than it had been of late. Now, The Associated Press is reporting that the jig is up for RadioShack: the company is filing for bankruptcy and selling up to 2,400 stores.

Although it’s been made irrelevant by online retailers and cooler, hipper, first-party outlets like the Apple Store, RadioShack has weathered an incredible amount of change  in its nearly 100-year history—something the company tried to play up in a nostalgic Super Bowl ad during last year’s big game. 

It wasn’t enough.