Table: Why AOL Should Stay in the Family

-- It makes money. Operating income for 2002 is expected to be $1.5 billion in the U.S.

-- The world's largest ISP, with 34 million-plus subscribers, it would score big if Net ads recover.

-- It would be a hard sell in the post-dot-com environment.

-- AOL would allow Time Warner companies to cash in when the long-awaited broadband payoff finally arrives.

-- Spinning off AOL would leave investors with another dot-com orphan.

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