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J.C. Penney closing 138 stores

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J.C. Penney stores in the midstate will live to fight on.

The department-store chain has released a list of 138 stores it will close, following February's announcement to close up to 140 stores as the retail industry continues to rightsize in the face of growing online competition and small niche brands.

None of the stores on the list are in Central Pennsylvania, despite recent analyst predictions that stores in Cumberland and Lancaster counties were at risk.

There are J.C. Penney stores at the Capital City Mall in Cumberland County, High Pointe Commons in Dauphin County, Park City Center in Lancaster County and North Hanover Mall in York County.

However, seven other Pennsylvania stores will close. Here's the list.

J.C. Penney also will close a supply chain facility in Florida and relocate a second in California. About 5,000 positions will be impacted nationwide by the store closures, most of which will occur in June, the company said. Liquidation sales are expected to begin in mid-April.

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