By The Numbers

The numbers for July 11, 2013: Currency by numbers

Katie Long Jul 11, 2013
25 euro

No more fancy French meals for French bankers. Credit Agricole is ordering its investment bankers to stick to a 25 euro limit on meals in Paris. “It’s embarrassing,” an unnamed banker moaned to the Wall Street Journal. (WSJ)

1,200 Canadian dollars

Cash money can burn a hole in your pocket — or just burn. A woman in Canada says she’s out 1,200 Canadian dollars after a fat stack of bills melted under a table lamp. Canada’s money is made of plastic which the government says lasts longer and is harder to counterfeit than paper. But many Canadians complain the money melts easily in hot cars or a dryer cycle. (The Observer)

125,000 American dollars

Goodwill does not want your TV, at least not in Pittsburgh. A new state recycling law bans trashing TVs and disposing of them legally can involve paying recycling fees. Goodwill says once the law went into effect, lots more people began donating TVs. Now the charity’s telling people to take their tubes elsewhere, because the recycling fees — at $125,000 to get rid of their backlog — will cut into Goodwill’s budget for good works. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

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