Numbers: Dec. 30, 2002

60% Percentage of people polled by TIME/CNN who think war with Iraq is inevitable

33% Percentage of people polled who think a peaceful settlement is likely

$975 million Amount of fines agreed to by major brokerage firms to avoid further investigations into their stock-recommendation practices

$500 million Additional amount to be paid by the firms for independent stock research, to avoid conflicts of interest

2,792 Latest official tally of people killed in the World Trade Center attacks

1,439 Number whose remains have been identified

19% Percentage increase in 2002 of requests for emergency food assistance in 25 major U.S. cities

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