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$99

That’s the price for a one-day pass to Disneyland, but soon that could be the cheapest of a three-tiered ticketing system, the LA Times reported. Disney is reportedly weighing a system that would charge more for tickets on peak weekends and holidays.

$16.7 billion

That’s how much Intel has agreed to pay for Altera Corp. An earlier attempt at the deal fell apart in April. But as reported by the Wall Street Journal, Monday’s successful purchase means Intel can utilize Altera’s ability to build specialized chips—a process that is not as cost effective for larger companies to invest the time and effort into developing for themselves.

3.66 seconds

That’s the average time it took articles to load via links on Facebook, according to web performance firm Catchpoint Systems as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The service’s new “Instant Articles,” on the other hand, take between zero and 300 milliseconds to load.

12 percent

That’s about the portion of police officers nationwide that are black, about 1.2 percent smaller than the African-American portion of the U.S. population. That’s remained mostly unchanged since the late nineties, and many say those numbers belie the diversity of some local police departments where representation is much further out of proportion.

12 percent

That’s the increase in homelessness seen in Los Angeles County just in the last two years. We took a closer look at businesses in Skid Row—an area of downtown L.A. where both the homeless and services directed towards helping them having typically congregated—and how they have been affected as tensions rise in the neighborhood. 

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