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There are 2,576 all woman investment clubs in the United States, while all male clubs number 1,840, according to the New York Times.

Leadership training is offered by more than 60 percent of the largest American firms. One third of the attendees are employees who hold nonsupervisory positions.

Pen-based computers that can read longhand and convert it to type are expected to be available by 1994.

The average American beginning a career in the 1990s will work in 10 or more jobs for 5 or more employers before retiring, according to Workplace 2000: The Revolution Reshaping American Business.

Customer Service Reps, take note: There were 10,567 new products introduced to grocer's and retailers shelves in 1991. You probably only had 10!

In 1990 the FBI identified 5,316 of the 9,186 people involved in bank crime. Of these, 55% were users of narcotics and 18% were repeat offenders.

Wyatt Co., Chicago, reports that of all the industries it monitors, financial institutions are sued most often. Lawsuits are initiated by shareholders, employees, customers and government regulators (not necessarily listed in order of importance!)

In 1990 there were 20 "lookers" to every 1 "buyer" of homes, according to the National Association of Home Builders. By the end of June, 1991, that ratio was 30 "lookers" to every 1 "buyer" on low and medium price homes-higher priced homes had a 50 to 1 ratio.

According to the Federal Reserve, passbook accounts make up about 10% of bank deposits; checking-27%; money market accounts-17%; and certificates of deposit-46%.

The F.B.I. says as many as 2,000 forged checks a day may be passed at financial institutions across the country.

Copyright © 1991 Bankers' Hotline. Originally appeared in Bankers' Hotline, Vol. 2, No. 10, 11/91

First published on 11/01/1991

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