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Fun Fact Friday: It’s a soupy mess

Gina Martinez Feb 27, 2015
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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.

Campbell tries a new recipe for success

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.

Pebble Time breaks Kickstarter’s record

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.

Baltimore sewers: time bombs buried under the streets

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. 

Unlocking the digital classroom for kids in lock up

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