Numbers: Aug. 11, 2003

2.4% Percentage growth in GDP of the U.S. for the second quarter of 2003, after two quarters of 1.4% growth

44.1% Percentage increase in defense spending in the second quarter, the fastest rise since 1951, during the Korean War

3.5% Average size of pay increases workers can expect this year, according to a recent survey; the lowest in three decades

$27 Weekly pay increase, before taxes, this raise will give a worker on a $40,000 salary

17% Percentage increase since 1999 in HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men

39% Percentage of gay and bisexual men interviewed online who admitted to...

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