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RadioShack reported lower fourth-quarter sales and said it may have to close stores or sell assets if business does not pick up by next year, according to Reuters.

The electronics retailer’s stock dropped 6 percent late Monday before the close, but appeared to be holding steady during mid-morning trading.

RadioShack operates 11 stores in the Dayton area, including locations in the Mall at Fairfield Commons and in the Dayton Mall.

Same-store sales were down 7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, RadioShack officials announced Tuesday. Total net sales and operating revenue were $1.3 billion, down from $1.4 billion over the same period in 2011.

The results underlined the tough task facing new CEO Joseph Magnacca in trying to transform the struggling electronics chain into a specialist retailer of mobile devices, according to Reuters. Magnacca took over as CEO on Feb. 8.


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