Beleaguered Dell

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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It looks like the pendulum swings both ways after all. Dell, the darling of the computer industry, has had its share of bad news lately:

Faulty battery sparks Dell recall – Dell Computer will recall about 284,000 notebook batteries due to a flaw that has caused at least one notebook to catch fire.

Dell giving students a lesson in layoffs – Dell has rescinded job offers and internships extended to graduate students on the eve of further layoffs expected at the company.

Dell to slash up to 4,000 jobs – Dell Computer will eliminate 3,000 to 4,000 jobs during the next two quarters as the company retrenches amid tough times.

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