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January 14, 2001


Last week's question and answer

Born in 1886, I'm "the company for women." I offered them an income well before they were allowed to vote. I was founded by a man, though, as the California Perfume Co. In 1939 I got my current name, honoring the home of a famous European playwright. My sales team of 3 million serves customers in 137 nations, distributing more than 600 million catalogs and selling shampoo, jewelry and more. I'm the largest direct-selling enterprise in the world, with annual revenues topping $5 billion. Who am I? (Answer: Avon)

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