April 1, 2008 09:00 AM
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Ryan Chittum and Hannah Fairfield are reporters based in New York City. Chittum, who wrote the text of this piece, writes the Opening Bell column for The Audit on CJR.org; Fairfield, who designed its graphics, is a graphics editor for The New York Times.
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