By The Numbers

Uber wants to be the Uber of merchant delivery

Tony Wagner Apr 29, 2015
27 percent

That’s the percentage of Fortune 500 companies that publish a pay-for-performance report, as found by a proxy analysis by Towers Watson. Those reports disclose what the top earners at a company are paid vs. the companies financial results. But that percentage may soon grow, as the SEC announced on Wednesday that it would propose new rules forcing more companies to participate in such reports, making their numbers more transparent to shareholders.

2 out of 5

That’s how many postsecondary graduates come out of technical and community colleges. And yet most college rankings do not include these schools. A new analysis by Brookings not only takes a look at both two and four-year institutions, but also analyzes the added value they provide to their graduates. More specifically, the report looks at how alumni performed economically in the long term vs. their projected performance based on their characteristics and type of institution they attended.


That’s what business owner Sheranda Palmer says she spent on renovating her West Baltimore salon before it was ransacked by looters Monday. Palmer isn’t the only one. Marketplace reporter Amy Scott walked around one of many blocks affected by rioting in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death and talked to residents who are taking stock, cleaning up and trying to rebuild.

400 merchants

Apparently, Uber is trying to be the Uber of merchant delivery. According to some sources, as many as 400 merchants are in discussion with the sharing-economy juggernaut to launch a same-day delivery service. As reported by TechCrunch, businesses like Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany’s, Cohen’s Fashion Optical and Hugo Boss are already in talks with the new venture, called UberRUSH.

$44 million

That’s what NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell made in 2013, and we know because the NFL is a 501(c)6 non-profit. The league announced Tuesday that it will give up its tax-exempt status and join its 32 teams as taxable entities. It’s a good PR move for an embattled organization, and it’ll bring in $100 million in taxes over the next decade, but the change also means the NFL isn’t required to disclose executive salaries and other business information anymore.

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