- Newsmaker: Attention Kmart Shoppers: Retailer Bankruptcy
Kmart's blue-light specials were a great marketing idea that worked for a long time. But today, Kmart filed the biggest bankruptcy case in American retail history. David Greising, business columnist for The Chicago Tribune, says the national big box retailer "chased customers away" with poor pricing and inventory, over-expansion and diversification.
- Reporters Notebook: Using Computer Forensics to Find Deleted Files
Numerous investigations have been launched into Enron and Andersen, and the news media have trumpeted the story that files have been deleted from computers at both firms. Will the deletions frustrate Congress, the SEC and the Justice Department? Paul Boutin, who writes about security, privacy and freedom of information for Wired News and Salon.com warns that computer users can run, but they can't hide.
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