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May 10, 2003

* An Illinois judge affirmed his decision to make Philip Morris USA post $6.8 billion to appeal a $10.1-billion judgment, rejecting a request by smokers that the bond be increased.

* American Airlines and United Airlines said they would raise all nonsale domestic fares by $5 each way starting June 1 as they look for ways to return to profitability.

* Northwest Airlines Corp. said it has applied to U.S. government agencies for permission to start service between Detroit and Baghdad via Amsterdam.

* Overture Services Inc. of Pasadena said it is cutting about 100 jobs as part of its acquisition of AltaVista.

* Fluor Corp. of Aliso Viejo said it would adopt the recommendation of its shareholders and treat employee stock-option grants as an expense.

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