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Loose change

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times,
published October 21, 2001


HOME ALONE: Many people would rather work from home than at an office, according to a poll of 1,000 adults by computer devicemaker Logitech. More than 40 percent say working at home makes them feel more "in tune" with themselves and 30 percent say they are more productive. But 5 percent say they are lonely when they work at home.

ELECTRONIC JOB SEARCH: Looking for a job with a Fortune 500 company? Go to the source. CareerXroads, a directory of electronic job-search resources, says 464 of the companies post jobs on their Web sites, and about half of the sites accept resumes.

MORE TIME, MORE OBLIGATIONS: Many Americans (44 percent) say they have more leisure time than they used to, but even more (52 percent) say they have more chores and obligations that make their free time less relaxing and enjoyable. That's according to a recent nationwide poll by Ipsos-Reid.

By the numbers

93,000: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says about that many workers lost their lives on the job between 1980 and 1995.

66: That number of troubled or bankrupt Internet companies were sold during the third quarter. The sales totaled nearly $1-billion, according to Webmergers.com, almost quadruple the value of sales completed in the first quarter.

30: That percentage of people admitted in a recent Ipsos-Reid poll that they use the Internet or e-mail at work to handle personal matters.

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