AOL Lays Off 450

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America Online Inc. laid off 450 employees Tuesday, or 2% of its work force, The Wall Street Journal reported.

This marks the second layoff round for AOL in 2003. The Internet-service provider let 425 customer-service representatives go earlier this year, replacing them with similar workers in India.

Most of the employees cut in this round were software developers, the Journal reported -- 375 of them from the company's Mountain View, Calif., campus.