By The Numbers

The numbers for August 26, 2013: That’s worth what?

Ethan Lindsey Aug 26, 2013
$750 million

The U.S. Open tennis tournament dubs itself as the biggest annual sporting event in the world, by attendance. Event organizers also say it brings in $200 million more to New York than the Super Bowl. (Marketplace)

$3.5 billion

A filing in Delaware shows that taxi-alternative and transportation company Uber is valued far higher than most imagined, in part because the company reports it is on track to bring in $125 million in revenue in 2013. (AllThingsD)

1 million

A cockroach “prison break” in China reportedly means the insects are on the loose near a village in China. A farmer was raising them to sell for traditional, medicinal purposes. (Discovery News)

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