By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Issue: "Year in Review 2004," Jan. 1, 2005

1 Crusade likely before retirement for Billy Graham, scheduled at Madison Square Garden June 2005.

20 Years of age for most U.S. combat deaths in Iraq.

50 Revised eligibility age for Americans to receive a flu shot (without guilt).

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86 Consecutive weeks on Publishers Weekly bestseller list for The South Beach Diet.

144 Nonhostile deaths in U.S.-led coalition in Iraq.

200 Deaths of evangelical Christians in rebel-led violence in Colombia. In two years, 65 pastors or church leaders have been killed.

225 Singles hit by Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki during the 2004 season.

834 Number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq in 2004 as of Dec. 21.

17,000 Number of votes cast by Sen. Robert Byrd, 86-year-old Democrat veteran, as of April 1 in a 45-year career in the Senate.

118,775 George W. Bush's victory margin in Ohio.

405,399 Number who died in service to their nation honored at the World War II monument dedication in Washington, D.C., May 29, 2004.

175 million Grass-fed cattle in Brazil, where beef sales rose 77 percent in 2004 to pass the United States as the world's largest exporter of beef.

$15.01 Difference between Google's initial public offering of $85 a share and the first NASDAQ trade at $100.01, briefly shooting to $200 a share.

$100 million Diocese of Orange County, Calif., settlement in clergy sex abuse cases.

$187.5 million Retirement package gifted to New York Stock Exchange chairman Richard Grasso, a parting gift that led to his September resignation and a lawsuit by New York state Attorney General Elliot Spitzer.

$250 million 2004 late fee revenue Blockbuster will forfeit when it drops late fees in 2005.

$4.7 billion Insurance amount World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein is entitled to collect after a federal court ruled in December that 9/11 attacks constituted two occurrences, not one.

$17.5 billion Paid to homeowners and businesses after hurricanes ravaged the Florida coast.

$56 billion U.S. trade gap in October and widest monthly trade gap on record.

$154 billion Amount Americans spent on prescription drugs in 2004.

$800 billion Added to U.S. debt limit by President Bush, who signed legislation Nov. 19 raising the nation's borrowing cap to $8.18 trillion-70 percent of the U.S. economy.


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