Average increase in number of job cuts between Labor Day and year's end
U.S. unemployment rate in July, as measured by the Department of Labor
Increase in bedbug work performed by California's Western Extermination Co. between 2000 and 2006. Single-family homes and schools are among those now reporting infestation
Average number of bedbug-related phone calls received each week by U.S. pest-control companies, according to the National Pest Management Association
Number of Americans who studied at foreign universities in 2006--an increase of 150% from 10 years ago
Number of students a U.S. college...