Jobs that could be lost if Congress fails to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act beyond 2005: 326,000

Third quarter catastrophe (after-tax) losses per share as reported by Allstate Corp. in the wake of the Florida hurricanes: $1.53

Fee Cherie Blair, wife of British Prime Minister, was paid for a speech she gave to the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers on October 4: $55,200

Amount donated by insurance industry to political campaigns during 2004: $26,782,283

Percentage of insurance industry donations made to Republican candidates: 67%

Sources (left to right): “The Economic Effects of Federal Participation in Terrorism Risk,” a report commissioned by five major insurance and financial services associations; Allstate Corp.; The Independent (U.K.); Center for Responsive Politics (items 4 and 5)