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DuPont Co. said that it would cut more than 2,800 jobs as part of a consolidation of its nylon business that will shift much of the work to more efficient machines. . . . Jennifer Laing has been appointed chief executive of Saatchi & Saatchi, North America. . . . AT&T; Corp. has decided to give all 127,000 of its employees a paid day off for volunteer work over the next year, the largest and most public corporate commitment so far to the growing community-service movement.

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