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Staples closing more than 200 stores

Staples is shutting down 225 stores in North America. (Source: CNN) Staples is shutting down 225 stores in North America. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - Staples is shutting down 225 stores in North America.

The office supply retailer is trying to trim costs amid weak sales and earnings.

The closings represent 12 percent of its stores in North America.

Staples hopes to save $500 million a year through the closings and other cost cutting measures.

We reached out to the Staples in Columbus, Ga. and representatives told us they do not know yet if they will be affected.

The stores will close by the middle of next year.

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