$231 billion
Projected size of the consumer remodeling market in 2006; a 9% increase from last year
Home Improvement Research Institute

1, 2, 3
Ranking of Atlanta, Detroit, and New York, respectively, on list of cities with the largest number of people selling their homes without using a real estate agent

Percentage of adults in “hurricane states” who expect to lose electricity for a period of at least 24 hours by the end of the year
Propane Education & Research Council

Gigawatt hours of electricity delivered by U.S. utility companies in the week ending August 5, breaking the record set just two weeks prior
Edison Electric Institute