$150,000 Fee per speech that U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is expected to command after he retires from his post on Jan. 31
$180,100 Greenspan's current annual salary
30 Days of notice that New Orleans officials, under pressure from a lawsuit, agreed to give owners of most Katrina-wrecked houses slated for demolition
5,500 Number of New Orleans homes and businesses on the east bank of the Mississippi that may need to be razed
$1.9 billion Donations pledged at last week's global conference in Beijing to combat the spread of avian flu
149 Confirmed cases worldwide of humans infected by the...