Numbers: Sep. 29, 2003

6 million Estimated number of people left without power after Hurricane Isabel hit the East Coast

$120 million Estimated cost to the economy of the two-day shutdown of government offices in Washington because of the storm

$51.2 million Value of grants given by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates to New York City public schools

500 Maximum number of students in each of the 67 small, theme-based high schools that the grants will fund

57% Percentage of consumers who pay at least one bill online

17% Percentage who paid at least one bill online three years ago

284 Number of people who died...

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