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The numbers for Monday, September 30: Rebuilding Iraq

Liyna Anwar Sep 30, 2013
$150,000

The approximate amount in marketing costs you’d have to fork over in marketing if you wanted to get your app listed as a top 10 app in any app store online. The mobile app market is incredibly competitive these days, so how do you stick out from the crowd? (Marketplace)

$60 billion

The amount U.S. taxpayers have spent rebuilding Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. Today, the office that Congress set up to keep an eye on all that money is closing its doors for good. According to one government oversight expert, the office didn’t do too bad — he gives them an A-/B+ — in part because the team’s investigations helped recover $2 billion in direct savings or in court ordered recoveries. (Marketplace)

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