By The Numbers

Gimme five … and I’ll write you a rave review

Marketplace Staff Oct 19, 2015
14 to 19

That’s the age of student that is being targeted by Michelle Obama’s program entitled Better Make Room, a new initiative geared toward getting students to think about college. More students are furthering their education after high school, but a sizable college access gap remains.

1,114

That’s how many people are being sued by Amazon for offering to write fake rave reviews for as little as $5. It’s part of the company’s crackdown on bogus reviews, which started with a similar lawsuit back in April. As ABC News writes, the accused were posting their offers on Fiverr.com, a freelance job marketplace.

$160

That’s how much Harry Paul and Alex Thompson paid for checking three bags on a Spirit Airlines flight. Whereas discount airlines may lure customers in with low prices, a new study shows that the add-on charges for things like baggage will ultimately deter fliers from choosing certain companies.

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