Physician's Money DigestDecember 2006
Volume 13
Issue 12

1100—Number of collegestudents who commit suicide eachyear. (Time, 2006)


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$135 million—Amountrecently paid for the painting by Gustav Klimt, thehighest price ever paid for a painting.(Time, 2006)

46—Number of states whereimmigrant population has grownsince 2000, with South Carolinaleading with the fastest growth—estimated at 47%. (Time, 2006)

81%—Percentage of social-networkingtraffic visiting MySpace—second place was Facebook.com with7.3%. (US News & World Report, 2006)

48%—Percentage raise on theprice of rice since August 2005.(Fortune, 2006)

1.1 billion—Total work hoursspent playing fantasy football for the2006 season. (Fortune, 2006)


3388—Number of performancesof on Broadway—the 12thlongest running show in Broadwayhistory. (Entertainment Weekly, 2006)

$23 million—Amountpaid for stakes in Chinese banks byforeigners. (BusinessWeek, 2006)

30%—Percentage of babyboomers who volunteered in 2004.(Time, 2006)

$30,000—Amount paid topresidential aides who catalog giftsand handle mail. (Newsweek, 2006)

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