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April 10, 1990 | Dean Takahashi, Times staff writer
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Ground Systems Group in Fullerton said Monday that it will trade as many as 1,000 aging personal computers for discounted new Apple Macintosh and IBM systems in a buyback program with Businessland, a computer retail chain.
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April 6, 1990 | From United Press International
The computer retailer Businessland Inc., hurt by a sharp and unexpected slowdown in March sales, warned investors Thursday that it will report a loss for the third quarter. The company, which told analysts in late February that the quarter was right on plan, said sales of Apple and IBM computers dropped off markedly after the two companies introduced new computers in mid-March.
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March 8, 1990 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year after a messy business squabble prompted Compaq Computer to pull its products from the shelves of Businessland retail outlets, the two companies have reconciled. The nation's largest computer retailer said Wednesday that it will again sell Compaq machines, one of the nation's most popular line of personal computers that at one point accounted for 15% of Businessland's sales. The surprising reconciliation follows a difficult year for both companies.
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January 12, 1990 | From Associated Press
Businessland Inc., a personal computer retailer, announced plans Thursday to cut about 200 jobs in a restructuring. Businessland said it would make a one-time staff reduction of 5% to 7% of its 3,900 worldwide work force, meaning a loss of from 195 to 273 jobs. The company said the cuts were due to recent acquisitions and streamlining through a multimillion-dollar investment in automating information systems and field distribution.
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August 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Businessland Inc. announced Tuesday that it is creating a new division to expand its desktop computer training operations. The company said it is increasing its management, support staff and classroom facilities and is developing a national reservation system to accommodate projected demand for training services. Businessland Training now offers more than 90 courses at 130 facilities nationwide.
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