Numbers: Oct. 6, 2003

1.7 million Increase in the number of Americans living in poverty from 2001 to 2002, the second year the number has risen after nearly a decade of decline

12.1% Percentage of Americans who lived in poverty in 2002, up from 11.7% in 2001

$42,409 Median household income in 2002, down 1.1% from the previous year

900,000 Number of barrels a day by which OPEC plans to cut its oil production on Nov. 1

$1.64 Average price per gallon of regular gasoline, which is expected to rise

49% President Bush's approval rating in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, the lowest of...

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