In this video from the Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Fool analyst Mark Reeth takes a question from a Fool reader, who asks, "Do you think Kmart and Sears have a future? Will these companies survive the next two or three years?" Mark tells investors why he does see Sears Holdings' (NASDAQ:SHLD) Sears stores sticking around for a while, but things are less clear for its Kmart chain.

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