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111Call of Duty: Modern Warfare grossTelegraphhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/video-games/6986632/Call-of-Duty-Modern-Warfare-2-takes-1-billion-in-sales.html14.1.2010
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111Sony losses 08/09Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/may/14/sony-annual-lossMay 2009
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111Twitter's market valuationNY Timeshttp://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/twitter-to-become-techs-newest-1-billion-company/24.9.2009
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1.01211Top 10 CEOs' salaries totalCalculated from Forbes datahttp://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/12/lead_bestbosses08_CEO-Compensation_Rank_20.htmlFinancial year 2008/09
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1.1311South Amer. Adult Mobile Content - projected. by 2013.ITWirehttp://www.itwire.com/content/view/20464/1095/2013
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1.411spare EU farming subsidies given to poor African farmersBBChttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7513562.stm
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1.511Intel European commission fine for anti-competitive practicesBBChttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8047546.stm13.5.09
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1.8511Avatar box office takingsTelegraphhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/7085343/Avatar-leaves-Titanic-in-its-wake-at-box-office.htmlAs of 27 Jan.
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2.322Google Options Exchange Employee WindfallNY Timeshttp://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/24/early-holiday-gift-for-googlers/2009http://medheadlines.com/2008/04/21/unanimous-vote-bans-gifts-to-doctors-in-massachusetts/
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3.523Deep Water Horizon Spill clean up costs to date (13 July 2010)Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jul/13/bp-oil-spill-containment-cap2010
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3.96533Top 100 CEOs' salaries totalCalculated from Forbes datahttp://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/12/lead_bestbosses08_CEO-Compensation_Rank_20.htmlFinancial year 2008/09
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433Afghanistans heroin trade yearlyUNhttp://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/afghanistan/090902/usaid-taliban-funding?page=0,12009
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433Walt Disney buys MarvelGuardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/aug/31/disney-marvel-buy-out31.8.09
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4.533value of MMO markethttp://www.gamesindustry.com/about-newzoo/todaysgamers_graphs_MMO
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534The church has already had to find some $5bn (£3.3bn) in compensation [for sexual abuse]Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/19/pope-catholic-church-sex-abuse
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5.7244Apple ProfitsApple http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/01/21results.html2009 fiscal profits are reported quarterly. Net quarterly profits for the four quarters of 2009 were: Q1 $1.61BN, Q2 $1.21bn, Q3 $1.23bn, Q4 $1.67bn
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644amount claimed by Hollywood lost to piracy every yearWashington Posthttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/28/AR2006092801640.html
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644Erectile dysfunction Worldwide spend onMorning Star (estimated)http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/news/article.aspx?lang=en-GB&articleID=69989&categoryID=13
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6.5245Google Profits 2009Googlehttp://investor.google.com/financial/tables.html2009
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755Costs incured by rogue trader Jerome KervielBBChttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7206270.stm
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755Swine Flu Revenue to drug companiesGuardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jun/04/swine-flu-experts-big-pharmaceutical2009
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866UN Peace-Keeping budgetUNhttp://www.globalpolicy.org/un-finance.html
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8.3166Hollywood revenues 2001NY Timeshttp://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/hollywood-passes-10-billion-at-box-office/
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8.8366Hollywood revenues 2005Source: Nielsen EDIhttp://www.thefutureofpublishing.com/industries/movies.html
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967Large Hadron Collider (to date)NY Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/24/science/24collide.htmlTo 23.11.09
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9.1467Hollywood revenues 2006Source: Nielsen EDIhttp://www.thefutureofpublishing.com/industries/movies.html
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9.1767Hollywood revenues 2003NY Timeshttp://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/hollywood-passes-10-billion-at-box-office/
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9.2267Hollywood revenues 2004NY Timeshttp://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/hollywood-passes-10-billion-at-box-office/
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9.2767Hollywood revenues 2002NY Timeshttp://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/hollywood-passes-10-billion-at-box-office/
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9.6377Hollywood revenue 2007Telegraphhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/6774984/Hollywood-sets-box-office-record-with-10-billion-ticket-sales-in-2009.html
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9.7877Hollywood revenues 2008Hollywood Reporterhttp://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i7fcfe6ddd3b5d6c2eb0c8cc511b3bb7f
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9.786.757UK Duke Of WestministerSunday Times via Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/apr/25/rich-list-wealthy-britain2010
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1077Facebook SF Chroniclehttp://articles.sfgate.com/2009-05-27/business/17202437_1_palo-alto-s-facebook-mark-zuckerberg-microsoft-deal2009Note: Facebook selling 2% stake at $200 m = implied 10b valuation in 5.09
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1077Goldman Sachs bailout Independenthttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/goldman-sachs-plans-to-hand-back-10bn-bailout-1653447.html2008
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10.0877Hollywood revenues 2009NY Timeshttp://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/hollywood-passes-10-billion-at-box-office/
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11.688London Olympics 2012NCEhttp://www.nce.co.uk/major-projects/london-2012-olympics/london-2012-olympics-remains-on-time-and-on-budget/5205451.article
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1399Enron: debt outstanding (plus $10bn more in guaranteed loans)NY Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/29/business/enron-s-collapse-rating-agencies-debt-rankings-finally-fizzle-but-deal-fizzled.html?pagewanted=1As of 2001
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1399US Porn IndustryLATimeshttp://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-fi-ct-porn10-2009aug10,0,3356050.story?page=22006
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13.4910Walmart ProfitsFortunehttp://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2009/snapshots/2255.html2008
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13.968.7510BP ProfitBBChttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8491892.stm2009
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14.11010US War on Drugs 2009White Househttp://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/policy/09budget/fy09budget.pdf2009FY 2009 Budget request $14114.4million
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14.31010European Space ProgramBBChttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sci/tech/7749761.stm
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14.491011Tax From UK Tobacco salesASH Scotlandhttp://www.ashscotland.org.uk/ash/4432.html2007
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14.51011Afghanistan War (OEF) 2004Congressional Research Servicehttp://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf
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14.571011Microsoft ProfitsMicrosofthttp://www.microsoft.com/msft/earnings/FY09/earn_rel_q4_09.mspx2009 fiscalprofits are reported quarterly. Net quarterly profits for the four quarters of 2009 were: Q1 $4.37bn, Q2 $4.17bn, Q3 $2.98bn, Q4 $3.05 bn
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151011value of honey bees to US farmersDiscoveryhttp://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/08/25/honeybee-murder-mystery-we-found-the-bullet-hole-not-the-smoking-gun/
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181213AID funds missing in IraqGuardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/31/british-hostages-baghdad-iraq-iran
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181213Wall St bonuses 2008Guardian Databloghttp://www.wikinvest.com/concept/Wall_Street_Bonuses
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181213Yoga industryYoga Inc: A Journey Through The Big Business Of Yoga by John Philip
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18.2612.613UK tobacco salesASH Scotlandhttp://www.ashscotland.org.uk/ash/4432.html2007
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18.71314NASA 2010 budgetNASAhttp://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2009/may/HQ_09-102_FY2010Budget.html2010
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191314Afghanistan War (OEF) 2006Congressional Research Servicehttp://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf
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191314AntidepressantsNYtimes (estimated)http://markets.on.nytimes.com/research/stocks/fundamentals/drawFiling.asp?docKey=137-000093041307008098-6TQ8JQ9DIQ4DO25C8NTL90ILIH&docFormat=TXT&formType=424B2
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201415Afghanistan War (OEF) 2005Congressional Research Servicehttp://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf
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201415Goldman Sachs 2009 BonusesReutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5B93QF200912102009Counterpoint to 08 WS bonus figs from Wikinvest
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201415Us War on Drugs operations outside USAP via Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-newman/ap-bombshell-us-drug-war_b_575587.html?utm_source=Daily%20Brief1970-2010
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201415Manned Mission to Mars NewScientisthttp://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2511-russia-proposes-manned-mars-mission-by-2015.html2002
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201415BP Escrow Fund For CleanupHuffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/17/gop-outraged-by-shakedown_n_615686.html
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20.551415UK maximum liability to EU bailout fundGuardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/may/09/debt-crisis-european-union
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211415Pharmaceutical companies gifts to doctorsBusiness Weekhttp://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_43/b4006085.htm
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211415Manhattan Project (adjusted, actual = $2.2bn)US Department for Statehttp://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/110368.pdf1941-1945
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211415Save the amazonThe Brazilian Government/MSNBC http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26744780/
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23.41617Online Ad SpendingIAB/PWChttp://paidcontent.org/article/419-iab-online-ad-spend-grew-10.6-percent-in-08-dragged-down-by-difficult-q/2008
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23.41617US government injection in Car industry 2008Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/jan/08/larry-flynt-porn-industry-bailout
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23.61617Google Revenue 2009Googlehttp://investor.google.com/financial/tables.html2009
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23.71617US spend on dietary supplementsAmerican Dietic Associationhttp://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-12/ada-aru120809.php
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241718Wall St bonuses 2006Wikiinvesthttp://www.wikinvest.com/concept/Wall_Street_Bonuses
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24.91718US Retail Mkt Gift CardsTowergrouphttp://www.destinationcrm.com/Articles/CRM-News/Daily-News/Sharp-Decline-Expected-for-Gift-Card-Sales-51825.aspx2008Sev figs in art - but seemed most apples:apples
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251718Economic Activity Induced by Barcelona '92 OlympicsUniveristat Autonoma de Barcelonahttp://olympicstudies.uab.es/b92/pdf/WP084_eng.pdfContext for Beijing Fig
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251718US fund for electric carsNY Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/business/energy-environment/27green.html
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261819California's budget deficitNY Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/22/us/22calif.html
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271920US Overdraft feesAFPhttp://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ijEsW4rjcn8GNWsXO9ZdrMrenhjA2008
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302122Global Porn IndustryBBC / Forbeshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4157728.stm
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302122UN Budget 2009UNhttp://www.globalpolicy.org/un-finance.html
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302122Deep Water Horizon Spill BP Estimated FineReutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE65S3JL201006292010
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312123Russia's defence budgetGuardian Databloghttp://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndFVUNTdRX1VLRkd1UWdOTE5HYVU5WEE&hl=en_GB
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31.152123Big Wall Street Bank Profit 2009FThttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4ce7a094-1c9e-11df-8456-00144feab49a.html?nclick_check=12009
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31.882223Economic benefit of getting everyone in the UK onlinePWC via the Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/mar/28/google-leaflet-internet-guide
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32.5422.4524UK's richest man Lakshmi MittalSunday Times via Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/apr/25/rich-list-wealthy-britain2010
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332324US War on Drugs MarketingAP via Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-newman/ap-bombshell-us-drug-war_b_575587.html?utm_source=Daily%20Brief1970-2010
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33.82325Nintendo Market ValueMorningstar http://quote.morningstar.com/Stock/s.aspx?t=NTDOY&culture=en-US&region=USA&r=46469&byrefresh=yeshttp://quote.morningstar.com/Stock/s.aspx?t=NTDOY&culture=en-US&region=USA&r=46469&byrefresh=yes12.25.09
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342325American's yearly spend on alternative treatmentsKaiser Health newshttp://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2009/July/31/Alternative-Meds.aspx
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352426embezzled Chinese gov. fundsNY Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/world/asia/30fraud.html
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352426French gov bailout Dec 08BBC Newshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7521250.stm
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362526Global Video Game MarketMedia Control GfK Internationalhttp://www.videobusiness.com/article/CA6631456.html2009
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362526Wall St bonuses 2007Wikiinvesthttp://www.wikinvest.com/concept/Wall_Street_Bonuses
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372627US PrisonsCNNhttp://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2006/12/01/8394995/index.htm2006
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38.12628Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationFoundation Centrehttp://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/topfunders/top100assets.html
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39.12729Afghanistan War (OEF) 2007Congressional Research Servicehttp://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf
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39.82729Germany's Defence BudgetGuardian Databloghttp://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndFVUNTdRX1VLRkd1UWdOTE5HYVU5WEE&hl=en_GB
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402829Bill Gates Net WorthForbeshttp://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/10/billionaires-2009-richest-people_William-Gates-III_BH69.html3.11.09
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412830Beijing olympicsGuardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/jul/28/olympicgames2008.china1
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412830France's Defence BudgetGuardian Databloghttp://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ndFVUNTdRX1VLRkd1UWdOTE5HYVU5WEE&hl=en_GB
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42.042931Taxpayers loss on RBS-LLoyds UK government bailoutGuardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/dec/31/taxpayers-make-loss-rbs-lloyds
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42.93031Apple Revenue (26/5/10)NY Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/27/technology/27apple.html?hp
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43.43032Afghanistan War (OEF) 2008Congressional Research Servicehttp://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf
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453133Amount earned by US Treasury 2009NYTImeshttp://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/fed-said-to-earn-45-billion-in-2009/
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453133Goldman Sachs net income 2009Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/dec/06/goldman-bankers-bonus-recovery
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473234Dubai's GDP 2009http://www.ameinfo.com/67802.html
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