Leading indicators
A compendium of revealing stats
by Telis Demos, FORTUNE Magazine reporter

(FORTUNE Magazine) -- Overgrown hedges

$720 billion

Assets under management by the 100 largest hedge funds, according to Alpha's 2006 list - up from $568 billion last year. Goldman Sachs is tops, with a $21 billion fund that grew 85% last year.

Go green, get green

$5,600

Discount on a Toyota Camry Hybrid for some Bank of America employees, who will start receiving a $3,000 cash incentive to buy a hybrid car in addition to the $2,600 federal rebate for the Camry. That brings the cost down to $20,300. BofA is the third FORTUNE 1,000 company to offer a cash-based hybrid incentive.

The bear essentials

9.1 trillion

Number of short positions outstanding on the New York Stock Exchange in the month ending June 15. That's a record high - up from 8.6 trillion positions in May. The Dow was down 5.4% in the same period.

Paying a premium

$238

Increase in the price of drugs for a typical senior - who takes four brand-name prescriptions daily - in the year ending March 15, according to AARP. Meanwhile, the price of generic drugs dropped 0.1% over the same 12 months.

Coal calling

16.4 million

Tons of coal shipped from Wyoming by the Union Pacific railroad in May - an all-time record. The railroads are working to meet increased demand from electric utilities, which say rising natural-gas prices make the use of cheaper coal necessary to keep rates down.  Top of page

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Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.