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It Figures 05/03 The rise of direct navigation on the Web, what motivates entrepreneurs and more

By Steve Cooper

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of Web consumers visit multiple sites to compare prices.
SOURCE: BizRate.com

It takes an average of
to fill management positions.
SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Department

In 2003, computer viruses will create
in damages.
Antivirus solutions, meanwhile, will total
in revenue in 2003.SOURCE: Radicati

of e-mail users read spam messages, down from
in 2001.
SOURCE: DoubleClick

WHILE 60% OF THOSE WHO want to start a business say financial success is their major incentive, established business owners have different reasons.
Source:The Hartford Financial Services Group
43% of 25- to 44-year-old Internet users say they spend more time on the Net than they do watching tv.

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