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Amazon counts its options

The e-tailing giant defends analyst criticism as shares near a new low. A new plan for employee stock options could be a needed boost, but will it work?


The e-tailing giant defends analyst criticism as shares near a new low. A new plan for employee stock options could be a needed boost, but will it work? Amazon's Valentine options could be a heartbreaker
The e-tailer is offering an options repricing plan to remaining employees that could result in some long-term pain for shareholders.
January 31, 2001, 9:40 a.m. PT 
Analysts leery on Amazon prospects
Questioning the e-tailer's ability to turn a profit in the fourth quarter without additional cuts, analysts criticize the company after its earnings report shows slowing sales.
January 31, 2001, 9:40 a.m. PT 
Stock options for laid-off employees?
Amazon.com is setting up a trust fund of $2.5 million worth of stock for laid-off employees, an unheard-of act.
January 30, 2001, 6:20 p.m. PT 
Amazon cutting 15 percent of staff; beats estimates
update The e-tailing giant says it will lay off 1,300 employees as its fourth-quarter loss beats expectations.
January 30, 2001, 5:05 p.m. PT 
Amazon expected to lower sales targets for 2001
On the eve of the online retailer's fourth-quarter earnings report, analysts are tripping over themselves with warnings that the company's outlook may not impress Wall Street.
January 29, 2001, 1:40 p.m. PT