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Friday, February 20, 2009

Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis waves before testifying to the House Financial Services Committee.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis waves before testifying to the House Financial Services Committee. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Your daily dose of numbers in the news this morning:

$3.6 billion - The amount Merrill Lynch paid in executive bonuses just before it merged with Bank of America January 1. Bank of America Chief Executive Ken Lewis was subpoenaed by New York State Attorney General's Andrew Cuomo, who is investigating the payments.

2 - That's how many days outraged readers rallied outside the New York Post before the tabloid apologized for an editorial cartoon that some saw as likening President Obama to a violent chimpanzee.

1971 - The year Myrna Millington bought her home in Laurelton, Queens. Her mortgage was paid off when she refinanced to make repairs. Now the house is foreclosed. Joined by members of activist group ACORN, Millington said yesterday she'll be arrested rather than leave her home.

$120 million - That's how much the city's Health and Hospital Corporation estimates it will get from the stimulus. Eleven public hospitals will use the money to computerize health records.

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