The numbers for July 4, 2013: Happy Birthday, America

$59 Million

The estimated damage to Liberty and Ellis Island from Sandy. The Statue of Liberty, closed since the storm, reopens today. (AP)

30%

The proportion of Mercedes car lines that use hemp in door panels. The hemp business is hoping to get a boost today as the U.S. Capitol flies an American flag made of hemp for the Fourth of July holiday. (Marketplace)

68

The number of hot dogs Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate in 10 minutes at last year's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island. Today he'll see if he can break his record. (USA Today)

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Katie Long is a contributing digital producer for Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Tech.
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