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By The Numbers

The numbers for July 2, 2013: Thousands, millions, billions

Katie Long Jul 2, 2013

In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, car-for-hire app Uber will be offering helicopter rides for $3,000 to Hampton’s visitors. (CNET)


Candy Crush Saga, a mobile gaming app, now has 150 million monthly users. To put that in perspective, only about 125 million people voted in the last presidential election. (Bloomberg)


Think student loans are a scourge of the young? Think again. According to data from the New York Federal Reserve, Americans aged 60 years and older now owe $43 billion in student loan debt. (Reuters)

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