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The numbers for Thursday, September 12, 2013: Dell and LinkedIn

25 billion

The amount of money that Dell's shareholders approved in the company's big buyout, announced Thursday. After months of deal-making, Dell has gone private. (Marketplace)

14

The new age requirement to join professional networking site LinkedIn. On Thursday, the company lowered the entry age from 18 to 14. Parents, you took over Facebook. Now high schoolers are invading your space. #Revengeofthekids (Marketplace)


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Sep 12, 2013

The numbers for Wednesday, September 11, 2013: A lookback

5

The years since Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, triggering the near collapse of the financial system. This weekend marks the official anniversary, but we'll be covering the anniversary on air and here on our website all week. Check out our interactive timeline of how the crisis unfolded. (Marketplace)

50

The approximate percentage drop in our budget deficit from a few years ago. (Marketplace)

12

And 12 years ago, terrorists launched an attack on America that sent shockwaves around the world. Survivors of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, remember the events of that day. (Marketplace)


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Sep 11, 2013

The inside scoop on 'Breaking Bad,' 'Arrested Development'

Sep 10, 2013
Actors Bob Odenkirk and David Cross offer some scoop on possible upcoming projects.
Posted In: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, tv, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad

The numbers for Tuesday, September 10, 2013: Taxes and layoffs

$470 million

The amount in a recent academic year that students at three Caribbean medical schools received in federally-backed student loans. Should taxpayers support medical schools abroad? (Marketplace)

2,100

The number of Bank of America employees who are getting laid off. With mortgage rates on the rise, refinancing is no longer a good deal for millions of Americans. That means banks are losing business in an area that has been extremely important lately. (Marketplace)


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Sep 10, 2013

The numbers for Monday, September 9, 2013: New programs, new confidence, and new health innovations

16

The age of scientist and inventor Jack Andraka. He won a prize in 2012 for developing a diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer that's 168 times faster than current tests. And also more affordable. Hmm...what have you been up to lately? (Marketplace)

1977

The last high point for American investment in European stocks. U.S. investors are pouring cash into Europe, showing renewed confidence in the eurozone. (Marketplace)

15

The percentage of U.S. consumers who trade in their old smart phones. Abroad, that number is much higher. But Apple is hoping to change that in the U.S. by launching a new trade in program. (Marketplace)


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Sep 9, 2013

The numbers for September 6, 2013: Thirtysomething

35

The number of years since we've seen a labor participation rate this bad. The labor force participation rate fell to 63.2 percent, the lowest it's been since 1978. (BLS)

30

The number of days it took for Yahoo to release its new logo. (Yahoo!)


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Sep 6, 2013

The numbers for September 5, 2013: Unsurprising, really

$100-$150

The estimated amount a 40-year-old who makes $29,000 a year would have to pay per month for one of the new insurance packages that open in October (after government subsidies). (Kaiser Family Foundation)

20

The number of world leaders in St. Petersburg today for the G-20 talks. Tensions in Syria will play a big role in the discussions. (Marketplace)


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Sep 5, 2013

Whole Foods will open in depressed Chicago neighborhood

Sep 4, 2013
Whole Foods is opening a new location in Englewood, a low-income neighborhood on Chicago's south side.

The numbers for September 4, 2013: Sad to good

450

The approximate number of babies that die each hour around the world due to the inability to remain warm after birth. But some simple innovations are helping to solve that in an area where the problem is especially rampant--rural India. (Marketplace/BBC)

5

The percentage increase discount retail chain Dollar General saw in their stock today. But is all this frugal shopping a sign of a slow recovery? (Yahoo! Finance)


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Sep 4, 2013

The numbers for September 3, 2013: Parking, patents and candles

1/3

The proportion of cars driving at any given time that are not in in transit -- they're just looking for parking. (Marketplace)

$2 billion

As part of the $7 billion Microsoft purchase of Nokia and its phone technology, Microsoft is also paying billions to license Nokia patents. (WSJ)

$1.75 billion

The amount of money that consumer products company Jarden is paying for scented candles. Jarden will now add Yankee Candle to a roster that includes Crock Pots, Sunbeam appliances and Rawlings-brand sporting equipment. (Reuters)


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Sep 3, 2013

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Hitting the campaign trail to see how the 2012 election is shaping up.