By The Numbers

A Facebook request from Vietnam

Marketplace Staff Oct 22, 2015
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That’s the percentage increase for McDonald’s in-store sales in the third quarter, as reported by the company Thursday. The positive numbers across the board surprised analysts, making the case for the rollout of all-day breakfast and giving franchise owners control of certain menu items.

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That’s how many likes the Facebook page for Vietnam had as of Thursday at noon. The Vietnamese government decided to create the page to better reach young people in the country. Previously, the ruling communist party has been accused of making it difficult to access the social networking site. As reported by the Associated Press, the page will be used to report information about the government and the prime minister.

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That’s the percent revenue bump reported by Verizon earlier this week, which was bolstered by the acquisition of AOL. The company is hoping to use AOL to help grow its presence in the realm of mobile video. Meanwhile, its competitor, AT&T, has taken a very different approach: bigger is better.

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That’s how many major airlines may be merged by the Chinese government as part of a reform of state-run enterprises. The airlines in question are Air China Ltd., China Southern Airlines Co. and China Eastern Airlines Corp. As Bloomberg reports, combining the three would result in Asia’s only airline to have 1,000 planes in a market that is expected to have the most airline travel within the next 20 years.

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