$301 BILLION Revenue generated by the Internet economy last year--a conservative estimate
$206.5 BILLION Gross domestic product of Saudi Arabia
174.5%; 3.8% Average annual growth rates of the virtual economy and the real-world economy over the past four years
58 Number of officials President Clinton has appointed during a recess without Senate approval, including Ambassador James Hormel
149 Number of Clinton appointees the Senate G.O.P. is threatening to hold back in retaliation
239 Number of recess appointments made by Ronald Reagan
116; 118 Atomic numbers of new elements announced last week
0.0001 Time they existed, in sec....