Cardiff Garcia from the blog FT Alphaville and Linette Lopez from Business Insider wrap up the week in news. What’s more? Some fun facts to hold you over through the weekend.
Fun fact: Campbell reported a less-than-impressive second-quarter profit of $312 million.
The soup company warned investors in advance that the number was going to be low given the strong dollar. However, future plans to restructure the company may be an inclination as to why their profits were down this time around.
Fun fact: Pebble Time broke a Kickstarter record by raising over $10 million in just two days.
Pebble’s new wearable faces heavy competition from the Apple Watch. If you’re curious, the record-breaking Kickstarter company isn’t bothered.
Fun fact: Baltimore has embarked on a $1.5 billion program to replace and rebuild it’s sewage system.
Our month-long water series, Water: The Price of Cheap, has come to an end, but the #WaterLog problems are still here. This week we visited Baltimore Harbor, once considered “the toilet of the city,” and uncovered it’s host city’s lengthy history with an ageing sewage system.
Fun fact: Since July 2013, San Diego County Office of Education has spent nearly $900,000 on computers, printers and software for its secure juvenile facilities.
It’s taken a significant culture shift to get the kids incarcerated in the San Diego Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility modern technology required for learning in this digital age. And the benefits have exceeded all possible belief.