By The Numbers

The numbers for July 18, 2013: Battle by numbers

Katie Long Jul 18, 2013

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Dubai is trying to battle obesity. The country is offering people one gram of gold (about $45) for each kilogram (about 2.2 pounds) lost in a 30-day challenge. (Huff Po)


Don’t got the votes? Delay the battle. Dell computer is postponing the shareholder vote on founder Michael Dell’s buyout proposal. It is rescheduled for July 24. (USA Today)

$17 billion, or An Internet organizing body is meeting this week to determine who can control the web suffix “dot-kosher.” The decision is pitting Jewish groups against each other in a dispute that could determine the future of the $17 billion kosher market. (Bloomberg)

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