Happy Birthday By The Numbers!

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Happy Birthday By The Numbers! Today is the first anniversary of the launch of By The Numbers. In just a short year, we have grown tremendously. We debuted in January 2008 as a top ten CNBC.com blog, and shortly after, were awarded an internal recognition as the "Fastest Growing Blog." Since January 2008, traffic is up nearly 375%.

Over the past year, we have also seen new market highs and lows. Some companies, like General Mills are still up from one year ago, while others like Citigroup are way down.

Here is a sample of how the world has changed in the past year:

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As we embrace 2009 and our second year, we hope the economy will turn around soon and that we will have much to celebrate in the near future. Thanks for reading and keep coming back for new By The Numbers entries.

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