Numbers: Sep. 18, 2006

1.77 Newborn-mortality rate per 1,000 babies delivered by voluntary caesarean section, according to a study of 6 million U.S. births

0.62 Newborn-mortality rate per 1,000 vaginal births

29.1% Percentage of U.S. births by C-section in 2004, up from 20.7% in 1996

163 Page from the hardback book A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey, that consumers must submit, with a receipt dated Jan. 26 or earlier, to get a $23.95 refund

$2.35 million Restitution--in refunds, legal fees and charitable gifts--Frey, who made up portions of his best-selling memoir, and his publisher, Random House, will pay

24% Commission the IRS will pay...

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