Bad Times for Goody’s: Retailer Files Chap. 11 As Economy Takes Toll

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The economy has claimed another retail casualty. A victim of both the economy and its own missteps, Goody's Family Clothing Inc. on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection.

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