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It Figures 04/04

Online retail sales increasing, our love-hate relationship with the cell phone and more

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Online retail sales in the United States reached

$55

BILLION

in 2003, a 25 percent increase from 2002.

SOURCE: BizRate.com

More than

80%

of entrepreneurs expect to cover their startup costs without bank loans.

SOURCE: SBA Office of Advocacy

30%

of adults say the invention they hate most but can't live without is the cell phone-outranking the alarm clock and TV.

SOURCE: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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