Their final collapse is going to take alot of people by surprise. The CEO is still cooking the books to cover shifting Sears real estate assets into his own portfolio. He needs suppliers to be fooled into thinking they're still engaged in retail trade while that's going on. When he's done, though, expect either a "sudden" announcement or an "unexpectedly" bad quarterly filing that reveals what everybody already knows. The FTC will slap the empty husk of Sears Holding Corp with a fine it can't afford to pay, people will lose their jobs overnight, pensions/401Ks holding the stock will take a dive, and the mastermind of this fraud will skip away scot free clutching sacks full of million-dollar bills.