http://www.usatoday.com/snapshot/money/msnap036.htm Age Group of Top Executives: 39-Under 14% 40-49 29% 50-59 30% 60s Plus 27% Source: Dun & Bradstreet Middle age at the top The pecentages of top executives (CEOs, partners, owners, presidents, chairman) in these age groups http://www.usatoday.com/snapshot/life/lsnap071.htm TOP GROSSING TOUR OF 1997: U2 $138.5 Millions. Rolling Stones $89.4 Millions. Michael Jackson $83.5 Millions. Source: Amusement Business Music appeal Higher ticket prices raised 1997's worldwide gross by 20% over 1996 to more than $1 billion. http://www.usatoday.com/snapshot/money/msnap005.htm :How Much Of Our work day goes to pay taxes.: Conn, NY. 3:09 DC, NJ. 3:01 Alaska 2:17 Missisippi 2:21 Source: Tax Foundation Working for the taxman So just how much of our average eight-hour work day is spent earning money that goes to pay federal, state and local taxes? It may come as no surprise that nationwide, the average is 2 hours and 46 minutes - more than halfway to the lunch hour. Where do people work longest for taxes? Connecticut and New York: 3 hours, 9 minutes And the least? Alaska: 2 hours, 17 minutes Retirement Spendings - 1/13/98: Source: KRC Research for U.S. News/Bozell Worldwide
Retirement spending Percent of people who plan to spend more on these activities after they retire.
How Senior view life 65+
Senior view life Less stress and more free time are the top 2 reasons Americans 65 and older say they're enjoying life more.
Sixty years of taxes
Source: Tax Foundation
The amount the U.S. government collects in taxes per every dollar of income has more than tripled in the last 60 years.
Age discrimination complaints filed with the federal government peaked in 1993, but have fallen since then. Untapped resource Though 40% of benefits managers say their companies offer 410(k) retirement accounts, few employees actually use them. Leaving the nest Adult sons are about 2.5 times more likely to live with their parents than are adult daughters.
Types of tunes in the Air Source: Interep Research # Of Stations: Country 2613 Adult Contemporary 1052 New/Talk 1036 Oldies 710 Other favorites are adult standard with 470 stations and Spanish with 427 stations.
Solid Gold King Source: Recording Industry Assoc. of America Solid gold King Elvis Presley has more gold albums (at least 500,000 sold) than any other recording artist.
A universal language Source: International Federation of Phonographic Industry World sales of recorded music totaled nearly $40 billion in 1996. Americans ranked sixth in pre capita spending.
Young country Source: Interep research
25-54 65% Under 25 18% 55 and over 14% Country radio stations have 40.6 million listeners each week, and their audiences seem to be getting younger.
Source:Anne R. Carey and Elys A. McLean, USA TODAY
Bing Crossby - White Christmas 30 million Elton John - Candle in the Wind 26 million * If all copies are sold. Bill Haley - Rock Around The Clock 25 million Elton John's 'Candle in the Wind' tribute to Princess Diana may become the world's top-selling single.
Mozart has their ear
Source: Interep Research Forty-five commercial radio stations broadcast classical music and about 10 million adults listen.
Population slowdown After peaking at over 4 million in 1990, the number of births in the USA has declined every year this decade
Most populous nations Within 50 years, India is expected to surpass China as the country with the most people.
If your time to you Is worth savin' Then you better start swimmin' Or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'. -- Bob Dylan