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Public companies going private, abandoning e-mail and more

By Steve Cooper

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Thenumber of public companies announcing privatization plans hasincreased
30%
from August 2002 to November 2003.
SOURCE: Grant ThorntonLLP

21%
of "affluent Americans" plan to neverretire.
SOURCE: U.S. Trust Corp."Survey of Affluent Americans XXII"

61%
of CEOs plan on hiring employees in2004.
SOURCE: The TEC ConfidenceIndex

If spam problems worsen,
42%
of small businesses would consider abandoninge-mail for business correspondence.
SOURCE: InsightExpressLLC

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