By The Numbers

The numbers for August 27, 2013: Known unknowns

Ethan Lindsey Aug 27, 2013

The ‘XX’ represents the fact that we actually don’t know the date the U.S. Treasury is going to run out of money. But the rhetoric is heating up in Washington over what we’re going to do about raising the debt ceiling. (NYT)


If you ask an economist, that’s what she’d tell you if you asked how confident the American consumer is. What does that mean? Well, for one thing, that’s stronger than last month, and stronger than expected. (Bloomberg)

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.