E Tail Shares: Shop With Caution

Time is short for many dot-coms, but not all

Retailers live and die by fashion trends, and these days a lot of Internet stores are suddenly out of fashion with investors. More than a few e-tailers, in fact, appear to be on the closeout rack. "They're sooo 1999," says Seema Williams, an online retail analyst with Forrester Research.

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