By The Numbers

Where have all the salmon gone?

Marketplace Staff Oct 29, 2015
69 percent

That’s the percentage of shoppers who say they plan on “webrooming” this holiday season, according to a new Deloitte study. What’s “webrooming,” you ask? It’s the practice of browsing online for products, but going to an actual store to purchase.

1 child

Couples in China have been limited to a single child for over three decades as part of a policy to control population. On Thursday, however, it was announced that couples would be allowed to have two children. As the New York Times reports, the switch is motivated by the need to address care for the country’s aging population.

40 percent

That’s the number of people with college debt who said their education was not worth the expense, according to the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll. They’re part of a generation that’s beginning to question the actual worth of a college education — especially if it means your professional life is hampered by a mountain of debt.

43 percent

That’s the percentage of salmon that was mislabeled, according to a new study by Oceana. It’s a huge jump from two years ago, when a study found salmon was mislabeled only 7 percent of the time. But as Gizmodo writes, the last time the study was conducted, it was during the bountiful months of summer. This most recent study, however, took place over the winter, a notoriously difficult time for the salmon supply.

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