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By The Numbers

The numbers for June 19, 2013: The economics of seat cushions

Katie Long Jun 19, 2013
$200 billion

The amount the Congressional Budget Office estimates the Senate’s immigration reform bill will save the government over the next 10 years. Most of that net benefit comes from new immigrant tax revenue. (AP)

17 inches

A new proposed limit on the width of stadium seat cushions at the University of Oregon. The university says cushions are taking up too much room during football games. Football stadium restrictions seem to be in vogue right now: The NFL has angered female fans by banning bags and purses. (The Oregonian)

33,860 trillion

The number of calculations a new Chinese supercomputer can do per second. That’s more than enough to make it the world’s fastest, beating out the American machine that had the title. (CBS News)

46 percent

The amount of drivers who still use printed maps for directions. Those who say they use GPS for navigation admit that computers have led them off-track more than four times. (Michelin)

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