Numbers

MORTGAGES

46,700 Number of U.S. mortgage-fraud reports in 2007. Deliberate deception on mortgage applications has cost the banking industry $1 billion over the past decade

2% Percentage of properties in foreclosure last year in Florida, the state with the highest rate of mortgage fraud

BASKETBALL

1 Number of the four top-seeded colleges in the NCAA men's basketball tournament that have at least a 50% graduation success rate among their players, according to a new study. The rate at UNC is 86%, while those at Kansas, UCLA and Memphis are below 46%

$545 million Projected TV ad sales for this year's tourney

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