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Occupy Wall Street's dwindling funds: By the numbers
The group says it could run out of money by the end of the month — potentially spelling the end of the Occupy movement
 
Georgia Pearce smokes a cigarette at the Occupy D.C. encampment: The movement's funds have been spent on posters, tea, and subway fair.
Georgia Pearce smokes a cigarette at the Occupy D.C. encampment: The movement's funds have been spent on posters, tea, and subway fair.
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Occupy Wall Street burst onto the scene six months ago with boundless energy, railing against corporate greed and unbridled capitalism in New York City's Zuccotti Park. But it appears the group is running up against the cold hard reality of economics: With donations ebbing, the group reports that it's in dire financial straits. Here, a guide to Occupy Wall Street's shaky finances:

$737,000
Total amount Occupy Wall Street has raised since its inception six months ago

$44,828
Amount it currently has in its general fund

3
Weeks before Occupy Wall Street goes broke, according to its leaders

$20,000
Donations per day in the fall of 2011

$3,104
Donations for the two-week period ending March 10 

$6,660
Kitchen costs for the week ending March 7

$55,000 
Total amount spent printing flyers, T-shirts, and documents

$45,000
Amount spent on New York subway Metrocards

$6,000
Tea and herbs

$200
Tobacco, rolling papers

$9,900
Legal costs, including bail money

$9,000
Amount set aside in a special fund to bail out protesters in the future

Sources: The Atlantic Wire, Occupy Wall Street (2)Reuters, Salon

 

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