Comma rules

Subject: Comma rules
From: Rob Hudson <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 19:55:36 -0400

Are commas absolutely necessary in the following sentences? If so,
where should they be?

Throughout 2009 EA Entertainment should start to see lower operating
costs and increased productivity.
On September 4, 2008 EA Entertainment's shares were valued at $46.00 per share.
This is a 16% increase from the recorded value of 6 months ago when
shares closed at $15.93 per share (March 4, 2008)

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