By The Numbers

Students pay a hamilton to see ‘Hamilton’

Marketplace Staff Oct 27, 2015

That’s the annual percent raise in salary most workers and companies are accustomed to in today’s economy in the U.S. — sometimes less. The first ever Marketplace-Edison Research Poll on economic anxiety points to American workers feeling stuck in their current financial situation. Part of that may be how raises in the workplace have changed over the years.

8 percent

That’s the portion of films directed by men with women writers, according to a study released Tuesday by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. Compare that to films that have female directors, which are written by men and women about equally. As the New York Times reports, the study found that films with women in producer and director positions have better representation of women on staff in behind-the-scenes capacities.

468,000 homes

That’s what the annual rate of new home sales fell to in September, as reported on Monday. A lot of economic data will be released this week, including the Consumer Confidence Index for October, and the Durable Goods Orders for September. So what do economists make of the ups and downs of all the figures? “The U.S. economy is more like an aircraft carrier than a motorboat,” said John Canally at LPL Financial. “It isn’t going to turn on a dime. When you have something that large, it takes a couple of months.”


That’s how much low-income students will pay to see the Broadway hit musical “Hamilton.” Announced Tuesday, the Rockefeller Foundation will gift a $1.46 million grant to the NY Department of Education to send 20,000 students to see the show. As the NY Mag’s Vulture blog writes, some of the students will also get to attend talk-backs with members of the cast.

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