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Top links: Sears sale supports 'Death of the North American mall' meme

A roundup of what The Globe and Mail's market strategist Scott Barlow is reading this morning on the World Wide Web.

Illinois-based Sears Holdings Corp. announced Wednesday that it was considering a sale of all Canadian assets, supporting the “Death of the North American mall” meme. The news immediately conjured a whole host of short-term and longer-term strategic questions about Canadian retail.