You can do a lot with $2 billion

"John Carter" at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.

This final note today, we look at the financial disclosures section fo the Federal Election Commission website. Between 'em, President Obama, Gov. Romney and their parties are just shy of raising two billion dollars to win the White House.

They'll get there by Election Day, and that's not even counting super PACs.

We got to counting all the other things you could do with $2 billion: Buy more than 3 million shares of Apple stock. Or 3,311,258 to be exact.

Re-make and re-market Disney's flop, "John Carter," 5.3 times.

Or you could almost make it to Mars. Sorry, you'll need an extra half billion to actually get there.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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