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Bell Atlantic and NYNEX have approved plans to merge into a single giant telecommunications company, the second largest telephone company behind AT&T. The region covered by the merger includes Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, New York, New England, and four other mid-Atlantic States. The area represents 37 million phones lines, one third of the nation’s long-distance traffic and half of all Internet users in the U.S. Corporate chiefs are promising better service for customers and "few if any job losses." Host JUAN GONZALEZ in New York and guest Jan Pierce, Vice President of the Communications Workers of America.

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