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has filed for bankruptcy on Monday about a week after it said it would close 20% of its stores, the

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Circuit City says it has more than $1 billion in assets and more than $1 billion in liabilities, the


reports, citing a court filing.

The company says it anticipates it would have money to distribute to unsecured creditors, who get paid last, according to the



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Last week, the Richmond, Va., company said the move to close stores was partly due to its deteriorating


position and continued weakness in the economy.

The company said a number of factors have hurt its financial state in recent weeks, including declining consumer confidence and slower spending.

Among other things, the company hasn't been able to collect a roughly $80 million tax refund that the company believes it should be getting from the federal government.

Circuit City has steadily been losing market share to rival

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