June 1, 2001




Spring Legislative Roundup: Privacy, Spam, and Taxes

This spring, Capitol Hill has continued to push for stronger privacy legislation and more restrictions on unsolicited e-mail. And lawmakers haven’t forgotten that the Internet tax moratorium will expire in October, unless legislation is passed to extend it.
Privacy
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June 3, 2002




Sportsman’s Guide relisted on Nasdaq

(Direct Newsline) The Sportsman’s Guide today had its common stock relisted on the Nasdaq National Market System, trading under the symbol SCDE.
The outdoor gear cataloger attributed the relisting to “a significant turnaround” in its business, CEO Gregory R. Binkley …

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June 1, 2002




All Grown Up

We all have to grow up someday, but most of us remember the carefree innocence of childhood, the oft conflicted soul-searching of adolescence, and the achievement of crossing into adulthood. For Marietta, GA-based CoLinear Systems Inc.’s Response Version 7.0 (Rv7), …

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June 1, 2002




Who’s Buying Now

Demographers will tell you that the population is aging, even as the number of children is slowly increasing, and that for the first time Hispanics are the second-largest racial/ethnic group in the U.S.
Yet for the most part, …

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May 16, 2001




Congressional Postal Hearing Puts USPS on Trial

Washington—On May 16, with the U.S. Postal Service staring at losses of more than $5 billion during the next two years, the House Committee on Government Reform held its second formal hearing on the USPS’s financial crisis. Catalogers were …

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May 1, 2001




USPS Plunges Deeper Into Debt

These are scary times for the U.S. Postal Service — which makes them scary times for catalogers as well. Not only is a new rate case looming, but there’s the possibility of another postage increase as early as this summer.

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May 1, 2001




*Hot Properties

With a reasonably constructed ten-year lease, a fulfillment operation can expect to attain an equity-underwritten rate of three dollars a square foot triple net
A sustained stock market decline will be followed by shortages of long-term capital to feed the …

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May 1, 2001




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Pick It Up
Imagine having picking accuracy guaranteed 100%. Westbrook, ME-based FastPic Systems claims that its new FastPic4 advanced inventory management and control software delivers perfect picking accuracy, allowing users to see actual pictures of inventory during the picking process to …

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May 1, 2001




In Praise of Crying Wolf

In Moira Cotlier’s cover story on how the European foot and mouth disease epidemic may hurt U.S. catalogers, consultant Andrea Lawson-Gray says, “We’re a country that is fairly short-sighted about problems that are not happening on our shores.” As …

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May 1, 2001




PRIVATE EYES

When a supervisor at one of WearGuard-Crest’s two U.S. call centers asked an employee why she had been e-mailing computer games back and forth with several friends, on company time while using a company computer, a funny thing happened.

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