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Kentucky fried photo printer

Marketplace Staff Jul 30, 2015
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15 percent

That’s how much imported goods from China to Egypt dropped in April, the month Egypt announced a ban on imported traditional tourist items. In the wake of the revolution in 2011, many local manufacturers closed down as tourism dwindled. But as visitors returned, imported goods from China filled the need for miniature pyramids and special lanterns.

25 percent

That’s the percentage of Medicare spending that consistently pays for end-of-life care. Costs related to hospice services continue to rise; half of Medicare patients who died in 2013 were in hospice care. That’s double what it was in 2000.

60 years

That’s how long KFC has been around in Canada. And to celebrate, the company is releasing a high-tech chicken bucket that doubles as a photo printer. As Slate reports, the bucket connects to your phone via Bluetooth. No word yet on whether or not the bucket is, indeed, finger lickin’ good.

Introducing our Memories Bucket – Capture memories made with this limited edition anniversary bucket. Want one? #Happy60KFC

Posted by KFC on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

13.3 percent

That’s the national average percentage of homes on the market that are underwater, meaning they were mortgaged for more than they’re worth. But that’s only part of the story. In cities like Chicago, that percentage spikes in poorer neighborhoods, where as much as 25 percent of homes on the market are deemed underwater.

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