The Numbers for Monday, October 21: Big numbers

$13 billion

JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s biggest bank by assets, is reportedly in final negotiations to settle multiple civil cases with the U.S. Justice Department involving mortgage lending. The company would pay $13 billion to clear many of its legal liabilities. (Marketplace)

$429.89

The full price that writer Catherine Price paid for a Vitamix blender. The blender has a 1,380 watt motor and curved-bottom jar that helps pull food through the blades. In the end, Price believes the blender is worth it. (Slate)

800-318-2596
The phone number President Obama gave out, letting people know that they can call the phone number to sign up for the federal health insurance exchanges, because of the trouble with the web site. (NYT)

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Ethan Lindsey is the senior digital editor for Marketplace.
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