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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