Numbers: Jul. 29, 2002

19 million Pounds of beef recalled last week because of potential E. coli contamination, the second largest such recall in U.S. history

61 Number of deaths a year in the U.S. blamed on E. coli

80% Estimated growth in the Securities and Exchange Commission's workload from 1991 to 2000

20% Growth in the SEC's budget from 1991 to 2000

9 Number of weeks in a row the Dow Jones average has dropped, as of last week, a 22.5% loss for that period

33.7% Amount the Dow rose a year after a nine-week, 22.3% loss ending in June 1962

28.5 Millions...

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