Executive worries: The employment market for managers remains strong, so many executives don't have to worry about getting new work as much as they did a few years ago. But they do worry about keeping their jobs, finds Exec-U-Net, a firm that gathers information on job openings for executives. Exec-U-Net surveyed executives and found that more than 71 percent believe their companies or industries will be threatened by mergers, downsizings or restructurings during the next 12 months.
Fill 'er up: A survey of 50 spots around the world found the price of gasoline to be highest in Hong Kong, at $5.01 a gallon. According to Runzheimer International, a management consulting firm, Oslo was second with $4.76, and Stockholm was third at $4.23. Amsterdam was No. 4 with $4.12, followed closely by Paris' $4.11. The United States was the fifth cheapest place, with an average of $1.08, followed by Cairo at $1; Jakarta, Indonesia, at 75 cents; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at 61 cents, and Caracas, Venezuela, at 53 cents.