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Leveraged management buyouts of large-company subsidiaries are on the rise. Venture Economics counts 101 new businesses formed by such divestiture last year, up from 84 in 1988 and 58 in 1987.

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As the FTC investigates "infomercials," those 30-minute TV ads, primary patrons of the format continue to be new companies. One new firm, The Inteligis Group, sees "documentary commercials" as a way around distribution roadblocks. Still, the FTC claims many programs look deceptively like regular talk shows; says one congressional aide, "We think there's a significant amount of fraud here."

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Devoting your life to a new company? The workweek should lighten -- a little. Here's how much INC. 500 CEOs work now and five years ago:

Now Then

Under 50 hours 15% 10%

50-59 26 11

60-69 32 31

70-79 18 21

Over 80 9 27

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A new Minneapolis magazine aims to match midwestern ventures with investors; cash-hungry companies pay $700 to $1,000 to be listed in Capital Link.

Last updated: Sep 1, 1990




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