By The Numbers

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Marketplace Staff Jul 8, 2015
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That’s the number of times the Google search algorithm showed job ads for higher-paying executive positions to women in a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University. Contrast that with the 1,852 times men were shown those same elite jobs. But as the Washington Post reports, it’s not as simple as blaming the algorithm for the sexist search results. Companies placing the ads may have specified interest preferences for users being targeted, for example. 

21 percent

That’s the percentage of people who majored in theology and religious studies that married someone who received the same degree. In fact, a look at the U.S. census shows that a surprisingly high percentage of people marry someone who majored in the same area as themselves. Priceonomics has the breakdown of the 50 most common majors and who kept their wedding vows within their quad, so to speak.

121 percent

That’s how much more associated Nike was with the Women’s World Cup than Adidas. The brand won big with the huge viewership for the game, and it wasn’t even an official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup. But as Fortune reports, its sponsorship of the U.S. women’s soccer team helped it win big on social media.

2 percent

That’s how much more pay primary care doctors received in 2013 and 2014 from insurers. Contrast that with a 4 percent decrease for more specialized caregivers like orthopedists. But that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily making more. High-deductable health plans mean that even though insurers spend almost twice as much on, say, a visit to the orthopedist, patients are picking up more and more of that cost.

$1 billion

That’s how much Disney has agreed to invest in its two Anaheim parks — Disneyland and California Adventure — in exchange for a 30-year extension of its tax exemption. As reported by Bloomberg, improvements will include a parking garage, road improvements and new attractions.

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