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• The Cincinnati Business Courier reports that Kroger "and Northern Kentucky University are collaborating to open a digital innovation lab at NKU …the story says that "Kroger is involved in other digital initiatives involving higher education in Cincinnati. Its digital and technology prowess encompasses its 84.51 data analytics subsidiary downtown and its digital and technology efforts covering a broad swath of its supermarket business."

USA Today reports that J.C. Penney plans to close another six stores and a call center, following last year's decision to close 27 stores and end the sale of appliances and furniture.

The stores will be closed effective April 27.
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