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The numbers for July 16, 2013: … The last word

Katie Long Jul 16, 2013
-4%

Coca-Cola said its profits were down 4 percent in the April-June period. The company blamed economic malaise and lousy weather that didn’t drive people to drink … soft drinks. (Bloomberg)

78%

New data from the Pew Research Center says digital tools — smartphones, social media, Google — may be helping students. 78 percent of teachers say they “encourage student creativity and personal expression.” Maybe now parents can stop worrying so much about the competing trend towards informal writing … YOLO. (Pew)

100,000 euros

A conservative think tank in Britain has offered a big cash prize for the most compelling argument for why Britain would be better off if it abandoned the European Union. The so-called Brexit Prize is 100,000 … euros. (The Independent)

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