Et Cetera...

-- TV-shopping in Japan? TCI and Home Shopping Network will try it with Sumitomo.

-- Volvo and Renault are dissolving their alliance, after shareholders nixed a merger.

-- Honda will sell its 20% of Rover. BMW plans to buy 80% of the British carmaker.

-- Austerity hits Figgie International: It stopped its dividend and got a loan from CIT.

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