72.6% Percentage of U.S. eighth-graders who had basic reading skills or better in 2005, down 1.2% from 2003
3.0% Percentage of U.S. eighth-graders who had advanced reading skills last year
$85 Initial per-share public offering price of Google in 2004
$509.65 Closing price for a share of Google last Tuesday, when the stock broke $500 for the first time. Analysts predict a rise to $600 within a year
$3.1 billion Settlements recovered by the Justice Department in fraud cases--mostly against hospitals and health-care providers--that whistle-blowers brought to the government this year
$190 million Collective amount the whistle-blowers were paid for tipping...