By The Numbers

The Media formerly known as Print

Tony Wagner Dec 12, 2014
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That was the vote in the House Thursday night, passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill and narrowly avoiding a second government shutdown in as many years. Infighting between House Democrats and the White House nearly derailed the bill, the Washington Post reported, because of some changes to Dodd-Frank embedded in it.

2/3

Looking ahead to the weekend, Japan will hold an election Sunday in the midst of its recession. Polls suggest Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party could win as much as a two-thirds majority.

0.6 percent

The portion of online holiday deals researched by the site Wirecutter that actually ended up being unusual and hard-to-find anywhere else. A lot of it comes down to old-fashioned consumer psychology, the New York Times reported

800 magazines

More than 800 new magazines launched over the past 12 months. So print isn’t necessarily dead, but the industry has changed. New technology allows for smaller runs and more specialized titles, like Guinea Pig Magazine and BeerAdvocate.

24 percent

The portion of first-year college students who could estimate their student debt within 10 percent, according to a Brookings Institution survey reported by the Upshot. The vast majority of students underestimated the debt they’d end up with.

 

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