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It Figures 3/04

Public companies going private, abandoning e-mail and more
- Magazine Contributor
1 min read

This story appears in the March 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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