Numbers: Mar. 22, 2004

17% Proportion of Americans who think it's O.K. to cheat on their income tax, up from 11% five years ago

$300 billion Annual amount owed by taxpayers for under-reporting, nonfiling, and nonpayment of balances

234 Number of complaints to the FCC over Bono's use of the F word during last year's Golden Globe Awards

237,215 Number of letters received by the FCC after it ruled that Bono did not violate broadcast-decency standards

$43.1 billion U.S. trade deficit in January, a record high

44% Amount by which the dollar has declined in value against the euro in the past two years; such...

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