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Hobby Lobby decision: Eight important numbers to know

Here are eight key numbers in the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, including company financial information, what constitutes a ‘closely held’ company, and the out-of-pocket costs for the forms of contraception involved in the ruling.

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David Green, founder and chief executive officer of Hobby Lobby, walks with his wife Barbara (c.) and members of their family as they acknowledge a cheer from demonstrators in the crowd as they descend the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington in March, after the court heard oral arguments in their case.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, five or fewer shareholders have to own at least 50 percent of a company’s stock for it to be considered a “closely held” company – the distinction for religious exemption made by the Supreme Court ruling. 

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