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When Pfizer bought Wyeth last year, the company said that it expected to cut about 15 percent of its workforce. However, on Friday, Pfizer said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that the company will likely exceed that percentage, reports the Wall Street Journal. "At this point, it's too early to determine the extent to which we will exceed this target," says Joan Campion, a company spokesperson.

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