The numbers for June 7, 2013: The lull in your workday

7.6%

The poverty rate for lesbian couples. According to a new analysis by UCLA, woman-woman couples have the highest rate of poverty. The poverty rate for married heterosexual couples is 5.7 percent and for pairs of gay men its 4.3 percent. (U.S. News and World Report)

2X

The interest rates of federally backed student loans is set to double in about a month if Congress doesn't act. Yesterday two bills addressing the issue were blocked in the Senate. (Reuters)

13

The number of kinds of ads you can now get on Facebook, down from 27. (AdAge)

2:55 p.m.

The worst time to get work done. Now we know why those coffee trips are neccesary. (CNN)

$75,000

One table. Yup, that is how much this one table costs. (Marketwatch)

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Katie Long is a contributing digital producer for Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Tech.
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