Numbers: Jul. 2, 2007

TIME OFF

9 Estimated days of paid vacation, along with six days of paid federal holidays, provided on average each year to U.S. workers. One in four workers have no paid days off at all

20 Minimum of paid vacation days, not including public holidays, that E.U. employers must provide their workers annually

TAIWAN

$300 million Amount the Taiwanese legislature approved for purchase of military equipment from the U.S. after six years of debate

$18 billion Arms package proposed for Taiwan by the Bush Administration in 2001 to meet the challenge of China's military buildup. Many Taiwanese have argued that the...

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