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1.7 million Increase in the number of Americans living in poverty from 2001 to 2002, the second year the number has risen after nearly a decade of decline

12.1% Percentage of Americans who lived in poverty in 2002, up from 11.7% in 2001

$42,409 Median household income in 2002, down 1.1% from the previous year

900,000 Number of barrels a day by which OPEC plans to cut its oil production on Nov. 1

$1.64 Average price per gallon of regular gasoline, which is expected to rise

49% President Bush's approval rating in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, the lowest of his presidency

48% Approval rating for President Clinton at the same point in his first term

72% Percentage of high school students who plan to work this year

33% Percentage of those students who plan to save at least some of their earnings for college

Sources: AP (4); DOE; AP (2); Junior Achievement (2)