Numbers: Jul. 25, 2005

$333 billion

This year's projected federal budget deficit, $94 billion less than earlier White House projections because of an increase in tax revenues

$162 million

Amount the White House now projects the deficit will have shrunk to by 2009, which would be just 1.1% of the GDP


Increase in Apple Computer's third-quarter revenue, compared with the same quarter last year


Increase in iPod revenue during the same period, the major reason for Apple's good year

3 miles

Length of a new bridge opened last week in Charleston, S.C., with the longest cable-stayed span in North America



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