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With $9.8 billion in sales for the fiscal year ending in February (a 2 percent decline from the previous year), Circuit City is the No. 2 electronics retailer in the U.S. behind Best Buy, according to Hoover’s Online. (The latter’s sales were up 17 percent to $24.6 billion.) Circuit City has been shutting down some underperforming stores and reopening them in more high-traffic locations, at a rate of 10 new stores per year (compared to 60 per year for Best Buy.)

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