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expanded its AOLbyPhone service and will now offer users features including enhanced email, shopping, sports, finance and international weather information through the telephone.

AOL, which said again today that it expects to close the acquisition of

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by the end of the year or early January, said the expanded service allows customers to access the information they want through voice commands.

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Netscape Communications

, a unit of AOL, also expanded some of its services. The Netscape Netbusiness has a new look and new services, and the Netbusiness Marketplace has an enhanced search feature. The Netscape Netbusiness offers customizable information resources, productivity and communication tools.

Shares of AOL, which is based in Dulles, Va., dropped $4.61, or 11.3%, to $36.15 in recent

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