Numbers: Feb. 9, 2004

$500 billion Federal budget deficit this fiscal year, an upward revision by congressional forecasters to a level that exceeds even last year's record $375 billion

$530 billion Price tag over 10 years of a new Medicare law offering prescription-drug benefits and private health plans to the elderly, an upward revision from the original estimate of $400 billion

$3,189.53 Amount netted in an eBay auction of Iowa caucus memorabilia

$5,404 Winning bid in a separate auction for an Argyle sweater worn by Wesley Clark on the campaign trail

40 million E-mail messages written by Bill Clinton's staff to be archived in his...

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