The numbers for August 7, 2013: Jackpot!
The size of the Powerball jackpot has grown to fourth-largest in U.S. lottery history. Forty-three states participate in the game, but Pennsylvania has had the most winners in Powerball history. Sixteen jackpots have been awarded to residents of the Keystone State. (CBS News)
Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International is among the busiest airports in East Africa, and it is reopening tomorrow after a fire shut down air traffic. More than five million passengers pass through Nairobi’s airport each year, making it one of East Africa’s busiest transit hubs. (Voice of America)
The Bank of England pledged to keep interest rates at the lowest levels in the central bank’s three century history. The bank said it would keep its easy money policies going until the employment picture improved, similar to the strategy the Federal Reserve has applied in the U.S. (FT)
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.