By The Numbers

Stormy weather ahead for the Weather Channel

Tony Wagner Apr 7, 2015
$4.8 billion

That’s the worth of the deal in which FedEx Corporation will pay to acquire TNT Express, a Dutch shipping company. As reported by the New York Times, the move will greatly expand FedEx’s presence throughout Europe.

5.6 million

The number of households the Weather Channel lost when Verizon’s FiOS cable service dropped it, and the network bracing to lose 14 million more households from Dish Network. The Weather Channel’s future isn’t sunny, the Wall Street Journal reported, as its parent company tries to expand its digital and business-to-business arms to make up the gap in revenue.

40 percent

That’s the percent of the domestic matzo market held by Streit’s matzo factory, which has been operating out of the Lower East Side of Manhattan for nearly a century. But this summer, the business will find a new location. Aaron Gross, a fifth generation family member in the business, says it doesn’t make sense to run the company with such an antiquated set-up. A new location would allow Streit’s to produce double their current output, as well as bring in revenue from what is sure to be a lucrative sale of the current property.

50 percent

The discount Apple employees will get on the company’s Watch when it launches next month — though the Verge notes the $10,000+ Apple Watch Edition is an exception. Still can’t decide which Watch to buy? Take our quiz.


The typical price to get in a kids’ party in a New York night club hosted by Cirkiz. The company has built a business on organizing parties when clubs would usually be closed. They routinely sell out, and Cirkiz is looking to expand.

11 educators

In what is being called the largest cheating scandal in American history, 11 educators were convicted of erasing incorrect answers and replacing them with corrections on standardized tests. The cheating was discovered through an unrelated data analysis by state officials in 2009.

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