By The Numbers

How the two-liter soda is a relic of change

Tony Wagner Jun 5, 2015
$10

That’s about how much Apple’s new streaming music service will reportedly cost for unlimited music. The two-tiered service is likely to be announced next week. We took a closer look at what Apple might have to offer in comparison to other options in an already overly crowded music streaming market.

$488 million

That’s how much the Red Cross raised for aid in Haiti following a devastating earthquake in 2010, more than any other aid organization. The Red Cross pledged to build hundreds of homes and says it’s helped millions of Hatians with that money, but NPR and ProPublica‘s continuing investigation found that most of these claims were murky and unsubstantiated. In fact, some communities have reportedly received little or none of the promised aid.

17 percent

Summer is upon us, which means many teenagers will be looking for jobs. The good news is that teen unemployment is down to around 17 percent;  in 2009, it had soared to 27.2 percent. But experts point to other economic challenges getting in the way of young Americans and that summer gig.

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That’s how many countries don’t use the metric system: Liberia, Myanmar and the U.S. There have been some changes here, but they haven’t moved past the beverage aisle. The hope was that recognizable, accessible measurements like a two-liter soda would ease the transition, but somewhere along the line things stalled.

18-6

That’s the vote by the Food and Drug Administration approving flibanserin. Think of it as “Viagra for women.” As the New York Times reports, the vote followed an intense lobbying campaign that accused the FDA of gender bias when considering drugs that treat sexual performance.

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