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Numbers: Oct. 25, 2004

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$137 billion Amount in tax breaks that will go to companies as a result of a tax bill just passed by Congress

$44 million Amount in tariffs on Chinese ceiling fans to be eliminated over two years by the bill, giving a boost to the Home Depot, which imports the fans

51.2 million Number of viewers who watched last week’s presidential debate

46.6 million Highest number of viewers for any of the Bush-Gore debates in 2000

$10 million Amount the USDA Forest Service says it plans to bill a teenager who inadvertently started a 16,000-acre wildfire in Washington State in August

$150 Cost of the spark arrester that should have been installed in the off-road vehicle that officials believe started the blaze

$24,675 Sale price of a 1941 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon, a commercial-auction record for a standard-size bottle of California wine, purchased by film director Francis Ford Coppola’s son Roman

$1.49 Retail price of the same bottle when it was first on sale

Sources: New York Times (2); USA Today (2); AP; BBR Motorsports; Zachys Auctions (2)

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