Nintendo Co. (NTDOY) apologized to fans of its new gaming console Switch for unit shortages, saying that the device was not under shipped on purpose to drive demand. 

"The 'Nintendo Switch main unit' which we released on March 3, 2017 has continued to be in short supply in the entire domestic market since its launch. We sincerely apologize to our customers and dealers for their inconvenience," Nintendo said in a statement. 

Nintendo estimates that it will sell 20 million Switch units by March 2018, but the company is unclear on how long the system's shortage would last. 

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Well OK then, Jeff Immelt: General Electric's (GE) - Get Report outgoing CEO Jeff Immelt had some choice things to say at an event in NYC on Thursday night, TheStreet's Kinsey Grant reports. First, Immelt revealed a possibly fatal management mistake Kroger's (KR) - Get Report CEO might have made about Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report who as we all know, just inked a $13.7 billion deal for organic grocer Whole Foods (WFM) . Immelt then took a jab at Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for not visiting factories in their push to lift manufacturing wages. Talk about a well-paid boss going down swinging.

Why Sears Canada is dying: Sears Canada (SRSC) has one foot in the grave just like its ailing U.S. friend Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) . Unfortunately for Sears Canada, it's that friend across the boarder that has played a large role in its demise, TheStreet's Michelle Lodge reports. Sears has sucked badly needed cash away from Sears Canada through the years, leaving it unable to upgrade stores and do other things to compete effectively in the always challenging Canadian retail market.

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