31,000 Tech-job cuts announced last Thursday
777,000 Job cuts announced in the U.S. in the first six months of 2001
614,000 Job cuts in the U.S. in all of 2000
$499.99 Price of a BlackBerry wireless-communication device
$1,473.37 Intern's airfare to bring NBC president Andy Lack's forgotten BlackBerry from D.C. to Los Angeles
4 Number of canine-waste-removal firms in the U.S. in 1988
340 Number of such firms in 2001
14,000 Under-18s who take up smoking each day in affluent countries
68,000 Under-18s who do so in nonaffluent countries
$1.50 Lemonade at roadside stand in East Hampton, N.Y.
25[cents] Lemonade at...