By The Numbers

You shoes, you lose

Marketplace Staff Jul 24, 2015
1.4 million

That’s how many vehicles Fiat Chrysler has recalled in response to a Wired article detailing how hackers were able to successfully infiltrate a Jeep Cherokee. As BuzzFeed reports, the company says no real life hacking has occurred — the recall is a precaution now that the flaw has been revealed.

64,000

Speaking of cars, that’s how many Outlander Sport utility vehicles were manufactured at Mitsubishi’s American factory in Normal, Illinois, last year. That’s below its capacity of 122,000 cars. As the Wall Street Journal writes, it’s part of the reason Mitsubishi has decided to shut down production in the United States.

$4 billion

That’s the disparity between how much is needed and how much has been raised for providing basic assistance to Syrian refugees, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It’s part of a problem the office routinely sees: donors who don’t pay what they promise.

$1 million

That’s the median home price in Jackson, Wyoming, a resort town south of Yellow Stone National Park. Unfortunately, that prices out many teachers from home ownershipJennifer Marlar, a high school teacher in Jackson, has to drive more than an hour from where she lives to her job. When it comes time to put her own child through school, she’s accepted that she’ll have to find work elsewhere. This lack of affordable housing is causing issues for schools trying to recruit and retain talented teachers.


And here’s a longer read to enjoy over the weekend:

45 million

That’s how many shoes TOMS claims to have donated through its one-for-one charity model: you buy a pair of shoes, another pair gets donated to a person in need. The popularity of the business model has spawned a number of similar companies that sell everything from glasses to “period-proof” panties. But as Vox points out, studies have shown that this kind of giving can have a negative effect and may not be the most substantial way to help those in need.

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