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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Today’s number is $4,500, the average cost of having a baby in the United States, even with medical insurance, according to a data analysis of 657,061 American women who gave birth between 2008 and 2015 by researchers at the University of Michigan.

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Today’s number is $8.8 million, the price paid at Sotheby’s New York on Wednesday for the original Olympic Games Manifesto written in 1892 by French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin, which the auction house said set a new world record for sports memorabilia.

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