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It Figures 3/04

Public companies going private, abandoning e-mail and more

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The number of public companies announcing privatization plans has increased

30%

from August 2002 to November 2003.

SOURCE: Grant Thornton LLP

21%

of "affluent Americans" plan to never retire.

SOURCE: U.S. Trust Corp. "Survey of Affluent Americans XXII"

61%

of CEOs plan on hiring employees in 2004.

SOURCE: The TEC Confidence Index

If spam problems worsen,

42%

of small businesses would consider abandoning e-mail for business correspondence.

SOURCE: InsightExpress LLC

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