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Dog eats whale: Japanese company pulls whale-based dog treats

May 29, 2013
An Japanese company enrages conservationists for selling dog treats made from the meat of endangered fin whales.
Posted In: whale, fishing industry, dogs

The numbers for May 29, 2013: 'One million dollars...'

$3.5 billion

The estimated insurance cost of last week's tornado in Oklahoma. Bloomberg News is reporting this does not include wrecked cars covered under auto policies. Marketplace's Krissy Clark shares some of the more human costs. (Marketplace)

Cobalt 60

The likely radioactive material contained in some metal-studded leather belts sold by British online retailer Asos. Radiation levels were very low, so the recall back in January was voluntary -- it's only now become public. (The Guardian)

$1 million

The cost of some Hampton's summer rentals. CNBC did the math, and that's about 9 thousand eight hundred dollars a day, but you'll get a nice pool and all-you-can eat square footage. (CNBC)


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May 29, 2013

Record number of moms are breadwinners

May 29, 2013
A new study from the Pew Research Center finds that four-in-ten families have mothers who are the primary or sole earner.
Posted In: single mothers, economic trends, demographics, pew

Tell us: What was your last fight over money about?

May 28, 2013
We want to know how finances have caused conflict in your life.
Posted In: Personal Finance, debt, survey

Old Economy Steve: A meme for frustrated Millennials

May 28, 2013
The meme that voices the economic frustrations of Millennials.
Posted In: baby boomers, memes, millennials, Millennial Generation

ICYMI: Covering Moore's tornado, the dark side of QE and other stories you should listen to

May 28, 2013
Catch up on the Marketplace stories that caught our managing editor's ear last week.
Posted In: ICYMI

The numbers for May 28, 2013: 50 ways to eat your burger

$216,000

The amount of money you would have if you bought Apple shares in 2003 instead of a PowerBook. (The Next Web)

$125 billion

The economic cost of pregnant mothers not getting enough to eat around the world, according to charity Save the Children. Malnourishment before birth is associated with cognitive impairments that reduce a baby's future earnings potential. (NBC News)

50+

The number of different ways you can order a hamburger and sides from McDonald's. The company is reportedly looking for ways to slim down its menu. (Marketplace)

$50

Cost of a Tylenol at some hospitals. Why? Oregon Public Radio finds out. Hint: It has to do with automatic cost adjustments. (OPB)

17 weeks

Paid leave offered to Reddit employees when they become a mom or a dad. How's that compare to traditional media? Not so well. (Mother Jones)


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May 28, 2013

The numbers for May 27, 2013: On the 7's

47 seconds

The flight time between two of the Orkney Islands in Scotland, the shortest scheduled flight. Stuart Linklater of Loganair, who has flow the hop 12,000 times over 24-years, is retiring. (Skift)

$700 million

The bid to buy Club Med resorts. The company's top shareholders are setting a friendly take-over in motion and are looking to shift focus away from Europe to emerging markets. (Reuters)

$8.7 billion

The amount Valeant Pharmaceuticals will pay to buy Bausch + Lomb. Two guys from Germany, John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb, founded the company in 1853. (Wall Street Journal)


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May 27, 2013

How Netflix prepared for the release of 'Arrested Development'

May 24, 2013
Don't worry, engineers at Netflix made sure you got all the awkward jokes you wanted this weekend.
Posted In: netflix, Arrested Development, streaming

The numbers for May 24, 2013: 50 years of library fines

0, 1, 2

Numbers can be dry, especially for an insurance processor. But home insurer Schofields does get some amusing claims every so often, including damages for construction of an indoor beach and pig's blood. (The Telegraph)

500 years

The age of German beer purity law "Reinheitsgebot." The Association of German Breweries is worried that hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" could jeapardize the purity of the groundwater that goes into beer. (Der Spiegel)

163 mph

The speed of a bike powered with hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide is combined with a catalyst to make heat, water and then steam. The steam shoots out of a tiny nozzle on the bike to push it forward. And bravo to the cyclist for following that all important rule: Always wear a helmet. (The Telegraph)

50 years

Keith Richards admitted to owing 50 years worth of library fines. Might be time to find that book and return it? (NME)

2

How many heavy metal albums Christopher Lee has released. You may remember him from "Lord of the Rings" or "Dracula." "Charlemagne: The Omens of Death" comes out next week.&nbs ...

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