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-- AT&T is seeking deals with the Bells and GTE to market its long-distance services.

-- Bear Stearns and ABN Amro are in merger talks, say reports out of London.

-- Dutch retailer Royal Ahold is buying Giant Food for $2.7 billion in cash.

-- Ford said it expects earnings to set a record in the second quarter.

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