Et Cetera...

-- American Express will cut as many as 6,000 jobs from its travel services unit.

-- More pain on Wall Street: Goldman Sachs is mulling layoffs of 5% of its staff.

-- IBM drafted a new human-resources chief, U S West executive Thomas Bouchard.

-- Reed Elsevier will buy Mead Data Central, owner of Lexis/Nexis, for $1.5 billion.