Numbers: Feb. 12, 2007

$8.9 million Maximum pay that Home Depot CEO Frank Blake will receive this year

$24 million Average annual pay, excluding stock options, earned by his predecessor, Robert Nardelli, who stepped down Jan. 2, partly over the size of his compensation

50,508 Number of wounded American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website in November

21,649 Number of wounded troops listed on the website as of Jan. 10, after it corrected an error that included noncombat injuries

$500 billion Annual cost to the U.S. economy of children growing up poor, a result of eventual...

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