SPARE A DIME? The U.S. jobless rate is stable at 4.5%, but other signs of woe persist
11,594 Total number of homeless children who stayed in N.Y.C. shelters in the past six months, surpassing the peak levels of the 1980s
$51 billion Amount U.S. government will have to borrow to cover the income-tax refund, because of the economic slump
6.8% Decline in U.S. corporate profits from last quarter
Sources: Associated Press, New York Times, www.whitehouse.gov...