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Marketplace Morning Report
By The Numbers

The tooth fairy is getting cheaper

Marketplace Staff Aug 18, 2015
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$200 million

That’s how much NBCUniversal has invested in BuzzFeed, announced Monday in a release on the BuzzFeed website. Says Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal, “BuzzFeed has built an exceptional global company that harmonizes technology, data and superior editorial abilities to create and share content in innovative ways.” The release also states that as part of the deal, the two companies will work on strategic partnerships.

49 stores

That’s how many Sheetz convenience stores are located in West Virginia, according to the company’s website. Sheetz found itself in trouble with West Virginians a few weeks ago when it said it would only sell pepperoni rolls made out of state, as opposed to those made in local bakeries. What’s a pepperoni roll? We’re glad you asked.

24 cents

That’s how much less, on average, the tooth fairy is paying for teeth, according to an annual survey conducted by Visa. Whereas $3.43 was the average going rate for lost teeth in 2014, kids this year made just $3.19. The study found that the amount made on teeth is directly correlated with household income.

50 percent

That’s how much Target has expanded its organic groceries selection over the last year, with some analysts saying it’s grown 15 percent over just the past few weeks. It’s part of the company’s attempt to recover from recent missteps, including a push into groceries that proved a little misguided. Target seems to have realized that rather than carrying more pre-packaged goods, consumers care about organic foods and fresh produce.

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