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Few Women Make It Into The $75,000 Salary Bracket

WOMEN make up nearly one-half of the work force in the United States. But only 400,000 female workers out of a total of 58 million earn more than $75,000 a year, Karen Nussbaum, director of the Clinton administration's Women's Bureau in New York, notes in Working Mother magazine. Nearly eight times as many men make that much money each year, she says.

``For women to gain full equality in the workplace,'' Ms. Nussbaum says, ``we must reach the point where child care is not dismissed as a women's issue, but is accepted as a vital component of our economic infrastructure.'' Europeans go cellular

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IN Central and Eastern Europe, users of analogue cellular systems increased 245 percent between 1992 and 1993, according to a survey by BIS Strategic Decisions, a consulting firm. At the end of last year, users totaled almost 100,000 in Central and Eastern Europe, the survey says. Hungary led the market.

BIS forecasts that the analogue cellular user base in the region will reach 350,000 by the end of 1996. Despite improvements to the domestic telecommunications infrastructure, there are still few telephone lines in parts of Central and Eastern Europe, BIS says. Entrepreneurial execs

NEARLY one-half of all executives say they would become entrepreneurs tomorrow if they had the capital, according to New York-based Accountemps. Only one-third had the same desire four years ago. The survey polled 150 executives from the nation's 1,000 largest companies. ``Becoming an entrepreneur represents ... more control over their own careers,'' says Accountemps chairman Max Messmer. Higher rent on coasts

APARTMENT rental costs are a bargain in middle America compared with the East and West Coast metropolitan areas, according to a study by Runzheimer International in Rochester, Wis. The study found the lowest rental unit prices in Corbin, Ky.; Newport, Tenn.; Hennessey, Okla.; Casper, Wyo.; and Midland, Texas. The priciest rentals are in San Francisco, Washington, Boston, New York, Los Angleles, and Philadelphia.

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