Numbers: Mar. 26, 2007

DIVERSIONS

$2.5 billion

Amount wagered on the NCAA men's basketball tournament each year, according to 2004 FBI estimates

$1.2 billion

Estimated productivity loss for American employers during March Madness

JOURNALISM

1,000

Number of journalists and their support staff who were killed from January 1996 to June 2006

138

Number of those who died in Iraq, making it the deadliest country for journalists. Nearly 60 have been killed since June 2006

70

Number of journalists and their support staff who were killed during the Vietnam conflict from 1955 to 1975

WEALTH

36

Number of billionaires in India, the highest in Asia,...

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