-0.4% U.S. personal-savings rate in 2005, the first time since 1933 that the average American's spending has exceeded disposable income
$9,312 Estimated average credit-card debt per U.S. card-holding household in 2005
726 Number of gay and lesbian members of the military discharged in 2005 for breaching the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy
$200 million Estimated amount the U.S. has spent to recruit and train replacements for troops discharged under the policy from 1994 to 2005
$9.7 billion Amount raised by the Bank of China last week in the initial public offering of its stock, the largest IPO in the...