Numbers: Aug. 1, 2005

117˚F

High temperature reached July 19 in Las Vegas, tying a city record

36

Western cities posting record highs that day, in a heat wave baking the Western U.S.

$286 million

General Motors' loss in the second quarter--compared with a $1.38 billion profit a year earlier--its third straight losing quarter

$58 million

Profit last quarter for AMR, parent company of American Airlines, its best quarter since 9/11

70%

Survival rate during the 1990s for children born prematurely and weighing 2.2 lbs. or less, compared with a 50% rate in the 1970s and '80s, according to a new study

38

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