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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Saved By Rock And Roll


Against Kosovo Independence
Kosovo Serb girls wearing Serbian military caps attend a protest against the independence of Kosovo in the Serbian part of the ethnically divided town of Kosovska Mitrovica.
(AP/Zvezdan Djukanovic / February 27, 2008)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Paulson's Manufacturing Stats



Henry Paulson, U.S. Treasury Secretary, mentioned that America leads by far in manufacturing output during today's press conference. Here's some stats from The Economist's "Pocket World in Figures, 2008 Edition".

Largest Industrial Output (Top 5, in billions of dollars)
1. USA 2,732
2. Japan 1,360
3. China 1,072
4. Germany 838
5. UK 572

Largest Manufacturing Output (Top 5, in billions of dollars)
1. USA 1,738
2. Japan 952
3. China 760
4. Germany 643
5. UK 330

Largest Services Output (Top 5, in billions of dollars)
1. USA 9,561
2. Japan 3,083
3. Germany 1,928
4. France 1,638
5. UK 1,605