October 10, 2001




Nordstrom Lays Off Another 900 Workers

Seattle—Nordstrom is finding its 100th year in business to be a painful one. Facing an 85% plunge in net income for its third quarter ending Oct. 31, the $5.53 billion apparel cataloger/retailer announced on Oct. 9 that it had laid off 900 people. …

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October 1, 2001




Of Price and Men

Our local Home Depot was so crowded on Labor Day, you would have thought they were giving away lumber and pipe fittings. I spent a good 10 minutes dodging shopping carts while weeding through bags of hardware looking for the proper #8 …

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October 1, 2001




Rep. McHugh Proposes Another Postal Reform Bill

Washington—Rep. John McHugh (R-NY) on Sept. 28 proposed a new postal reform bill, called the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, designed to make the U.S. Postal Service more fiscally responsible and competitive. The draft legislation, which McHugh could formally …

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October 1, 2001




Targeting Doctors Provides Healthy Boost

Mailing to medical professionals is just what the doctor ordered for the Arthritis Foundation. After redesigning its catalog and refocusing its circulation to doctors rather than their patients last year, the Atlanta-based foundation realized a stunning 279% in sales, from $0.31 per …

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September 28, 2001




California Extends Its Internet Tax Moratorium

Sacramento, CA–California Gov. Gray Davis earlier this week signed a bill into law extending his state’s moratorium on new Internet taxes by more than two years.
Meanwhile, a key congressional committee is about to consider legislation extending the federal ban …

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September 19, 2001




Movers and Shakers

Willowbrook, IL-based R.R. Donnelley Logistics, a business unit of R.R. Donnelley, named William R. McLennan chief operating officer. McLennan’s experience includes 15 years in industrial operations management, several years at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., and an entrepreneurial …

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September 5, 2001




Movers and Shakers

Stamford, CT-—J.C. Whitney & Co., a Chicago-based direct marketer of auto parts and accessories, appointed Robert D. Cocks executive vice president and CEO. Most recently, Cocks was president at Auto Body Toolmart.
Austin, TX-based Dell Computer Corp. appointed James …

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September 1, 2001




Children’s Products, Silver Award: AG Mini’s, Holiday 2000

If good things come in small packages, the products in the AG Mini’s catalog must be downright great. This new title from the American Girl catalog parent Pleasant Co. sells contemporary and whimsical miniature dollhouse rooms and furnishings.
The merchandise …

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September 1, 2001




Anatomy of a Start-Up

Things don’t always go as planned, and no one knows that better than Ruggiero Palmieri founders R. Scott McIntosh and brothers Phil and Robert Palmieri. After launching the Bel Tesoro Website of gifts imported from Italy in May 2000, the three …

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September 1, 2001




McHugh Taking Another Stab at Postal Reform

Rep. John McHugh (R-NY) is evidently a patient man, especially when it comes to overhauling the U.S. Postal Service.
For more than five years, McHugh has tried to reform the 31-year-old law that created the U.S. Postal Service, …

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