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Tuesday, May 03, 2005
*** US$ 81 Billion. Amount U.S. congress approved to fund military efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, in its fifth such emergency spending bill since Sept. 11.

*** US$ 300 Billion. Estimated total, including last weeks cash infusion, U.S. Congress has allocated fro combat and reconstruction in these two countries.

*** US$ 252,000 Amount of the winning bid for Judy Garland's blue gingham dress from "The Wizard of Oz", sold at auction last week.

*** US$ 7 Billion. Estimated amount of Social Security taxes paid each year by illegal immigrants, even though they will not receive benefits.

*** US$ 1.5 Billion. Estimated amount illegal immigrants pay each year in taxes for Medicare, for which they are also ineligible.

*** US$ 43,656. Average salary of college-educated Asian-American women in 2003.

*** US$ 41,066. Average salary of college-educated black American women in 2003.

*** US$ 37,761. Average salary of college-educated white American women in 2003.

*** US$ 51.6 Million Total compensation John Antioco, CEO if the Blockbuster video rental chain, received in 2004.

*** US$ 1.25 Billion Amount Blockbuster lost last year; the company saw its stock fall 47% in 2004 and just announced plans to lay off 300 workers.

*** US$ 2.06 Record nationwide average of price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. first week of March.

*** US$ 2.44 Average price in Hawaii, the state with the most expensive gas.

*** US$ 6.48 Average price of a gallon of gas in the Netherlands, two weeks ago.

*** US$ 0 Amount of money former Playboy centerfold Anna Nicole Smith will get from her husband's estate, after a California couts last week struck down an earlier ruling awarding her US$88.5 million.

(Abstracted from TIME/Numbers)
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