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We used to hear constant rumors about the locations of new Apple stores, but now it looks like the pendulum might start to swing in the opposite direction. Apple has only opened one new outpost in the last quarter, and it's starting to temporarily close and renovate more and more locations. "The latest cycle calls for stores to be temporarily closed in Tigard, Ore., Woodland, Mich., and White Plains, N.Y.," reports Fortune's Apple blog, adding that Apple might only open a total of six U.S. stores by the end of fiscal 2009. [Apple 2.0]