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The labor-savings offered by washers, dryers, and freezers enabled a dramatic increase in married women entering the workforce in the 1960s, according to research from Notre Dame economist Steven Lugauer published in Labour Economics. He and his colleagues used U.S. census data showing appliance ownership by married women and their likelihood of entering the workforce. Lugauer reports that both women’s labor force participation and households ownership of appliances increased significantly from 1960-1970: -working married women increased from 33% to 43% -households owning washers, dryers and freezers increased from 11% to 28% He reports that the there was little change

CORY Home Delivery recently welcomed a special guest at its annual management conference- Rudy Ruettiger, the man whose quest to take the field for Notre Dame’s football team was the basis for the Hollywood movie “Rudy.” At the conference, held in Boca Raton, Fla., Ruettiger gave the keynote address, and told CORY employees how they can learn from his inspirational life story. The company, based in Secaucus, N.J., announced last month that it had opened a new headquarters. Are you a “Rudy” fan? Talk about it in the Dealerscope forums.

Ovation Audio/Video's Active Role in High Definition Programming By David Dritsas High definition won't sell itself. While many a consumer has stood gazing longingly at an HDTV set on a retail sales floor, many know that it's not worth it until there is abundant programming. But Indianapolis-based Ovation Audio/Video Specialists took an active role in creating its HD market rather than waiting for it to come to them. "We try to stay in the forefront of high definition television, and I think it's paid off," said Gary McCormick, founder and president of Ovation Audio/Video Specialists. "We definitely are known as a place to get

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