That’s the number of preschool students now enrolled in McMillan’s First Steps, a New Orleans academy that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Owner Linda McMillan says the campus was under 7 1/2 feet of water, but with the school system in disarray, she saw a chance to expand through fifth grade. She did just that after taking advantage of 10,000 Small Businesses, a Goldman Sachs program that partners with local colleges to give small business owners. “I got to know who I was. What kind of business owner I was,” McMillan says.
It’s the number of years the market has been in a bull run, and a reason for the volatile week. Prices have gone steadily up, so the market would be more volatile even without this week’s swings, experts told Marketplace reporter Gigi Douban. With the new economic reality, we’re likely hear a lot more of the V word.
Because it’s Friday: That’s the date “Hamilton” — the smash hit musical based on life of first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton — opened on Broadway. Current Secretary Jack Lew attended a performance this week and told New York Magazine he loved it. He also chatted about Hamilton’s legacy and place on the $10 bill, in light of Lew’s own announcement that the bill would be redesigned to feature a woman.
And… also because it’s Friday. That’s what you’ll pay for your very own Kai Ryssdal. That is, the sandwich named for our host at new LA eatery Wax Paper Co. Eater notes that the Kai comes on a sesame seed roll with “pole-caught tuna, potato confit, celery, lettuce, and black olive aioli.” Yum.