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By The Numbers

Welcome to the (very expensive) dollhouse

Marketplace Staff Jul 17, 2015
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1 million

That’s how many flight miles two hackers were given apiece for finding a hole in an United Airlines’ website. As the BBC reports, the reward came as part of a bug bounty program offered by many companies to locate flaws in security before hackers with malicious intent can find them. 

$169 million

That’s how much Nike will pay to be the University of Michigan’s official brand. The Wolverines leave behind a previous deal with Adidas and a reported offer from Under Armour. With price tags for major college sport sponsorship ever rising, it seems the real competition is between brands.

$30,000

That was the starting price for a luxury doll house once sold by F.A.O. Schwarz — customization and details added to the price from there. But the dollhouse was just one of several luxury toys that created the store’s brand of exclusivity, a distinction that faded when it was bought out by Toys “R” Us in 2009. Head over to the Atlantic for a debriefer of some of the other impossibly expensive fare once offered by the iconic toy store. While you’re there, pour one out for the Richie Rich’s of the world: the store closed up its New York flagship this week.

$93.7 million

That’s the size of the debt payment Puerto Rico failed to make on Wednesday. Even more difficult? The commonwealth is excluded from Chapter 9 provision of the bankruptcy code. That’s gotten in the way of Puerto Rico being able to restructure its debt.

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