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August 12, 1993

USAir seeks link with United

USAir is negotiating with United Airlines to link USAir domestic flights to and from Miami with United's Miami-based Latin American system.

If the arrangement tracks past practice, a Charlotte-Miami flight on USAir connecting to a Miami-Caracas, Venezuela, flight on United would appear in computer reservations systems to be a Charlotte-Caracas flight on United.

USAir also announced that it will acquire from United Airlines five gates at Florida's Orlando International Airport on Oct. 1.

And USAir will begin service from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Las Vegas' McCarren International Airport Sept. 7. Introductory round-trip fare is $278.

Johnson & Johnson to cut jobs

Joining a surge of cost-cutting in the drug and health care industries, Johnson & Johnson announced plans to eliminate 3,000 jobs worldwide this year through early retirements and layoffs.

Jury deliberates Altman's fate

The jury began deliberations yesterday in the trial of Robert Altman, accused of conspiring with aides of defunct BCCI in its secret purchase of Washington's biggest bank.

Home Shopping chairman quits

Home Shopping Network Inc. said Roy M. Speer, its founder and chairman since its inception in the 1980s, resigned as chairman and a director, effective immediately.

In a statement, the company said Robert R. Bennett, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Liberty Media Corp. and a director of Home Shopping, was named acting chairman.

Jack in the Box settles suit

Foodmaker Inc. announced the settlement of a lawsuit with its Jack in the Box franchise owners over business lost because of a deadly outbreak of food poisoning in January.

The company said yesterday that a $40.4 million charge taken to cover the settlement resulted in a net loss in its fiscal third quarter.

Cable firms to test replay program

Miss your favorite television show last night?

Under a test program to begin in October, viewers in Palm Beach, Fla., will be able to order a replay on a local cable channel at any time for six days after the original broadcast.

Your Choice TV Inc. said it will conduct similar tests beginning in November and April on cable systems around the country.

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