Numbers: Jun. 21, 1999

$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.


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