Numbers: Jul. 7, 2003

$174 million Average annual income of the 400 wealthiest taxpayers in 2000, nearly four times what it was in 1992

22.3% Percentage of their income paid in federal taxes, down nearly 4 percentage points from 1992

104 million Number of telemarketer phone calls placed every day

1,000 Consumers per second who visited the FTC's national do-not-call-list website in its first 12 hours of operation

$18.1 million Money Congress authorized the FTC to collect from telemarketers to finance the program's first year

4 million Number of children born in the U.S. in 2002, or 13.9 births per 1,000 people, the lowest birthrate...

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