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NorthPoint Communications Unmoved by Layoffs

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High-speed Internet service provider

NorthPoint Communications

(NPNT)

was unchanged in early afternoon after being up much of the morning. The company said it would cut its workforce by 19%, or 248 jobs, to lower expenses after the collapse of its merger with

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