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The number of U.S. households who are ready for the analog signal shutoff in February 2009 has exceeded 90 percent for the first time- but the number of homes unprepared remains in the millions. That’s according to statistics released Wednesday by the Nielsen Co., as cited by the Hollywood Reporter. The study, which is being conducted periodically up until the transition, found that 9.4 percent of households are “completely unprepared,” while an additional 12.6 percent of “partially unprepared.” Those numbers, respectively, stood at 10 and 13.1 percent when the previous numbers were released in February. Households that watch large amounts of TV are

A fifty-eight-year-old business continues to succeed The Bernie's of 2005 is very different from the Bernie's of 1947, though they still hold some important things in common. When Milton Rosenberg's father, Bernie, started the business as a gas station in Hartford, Conn., gas stations were called service stations. Now, with 14 stores selling major appliances and consumer electronics, service is still the key element to Bernie's success. Bernie's 14 stores serve the southern New England territory of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The business carries about half major appliances and half consumer electronics, plus some Serta bedding. These stores do a brisk business with

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