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* Among parents of kids 7 or younger, 27 percent said the child has a TV set in his or her room. (Ipsos Public Affairs)

* Twenty-one percent of pet owners often talk to the animal about their "personal troubles"; 8 percent do so "extremely" or "very" often. Among married people, 25 percent termed the pet "a better listener" than their spouse. (AP-Petside.com/GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media)

* The number of "advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations and sales managers" jobs is expected to rise 13 percent between 2008 and 2018. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

* The first-quarter volume of direct-mail credit-card offers was 29 percent higher in 2010 than in 2009. (Synovate)