By The Numbers

Gimme pizza

Marketplace Staff Nov 17, 2015
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That’s the percentage of France’s GDP that is made up of tourism. The country is also the world’s most popular destination for travelers. But in the wake of the attacks on Friday, some travel advisers warn that the upcoming holiday travel season may be affected. And small businesses in Paris stand to lose the most if tourism is down.

48

According to the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, that’s how many months it takes to get a generic drug to market. That makes for a lack of competition in the market, and also higher costs. Cutting down that delay will be a high priority when a Senate committee meets with Dr. Robert Califf, the president’s pick to head up the Food and Drug Administration, on Tuesday morning.

34 million

That’s how many ways Dominos says you can put together a pizza using the options on its menu. It’s also the reason why the company, and other pizza franchises, say that rules requiring calorie labels on restaurant menus don’t make sense for their customers. They argue it makes more sense to keep that information online, where customers can see how their order affects the calorie count.

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That’s the percentage drop of Urban Outfitters shares since March. In an attempt to expand out of the generally suffering brick and mortar retail industry, the company announced a plan to get into — wait for it — pizza. Announced Monday, Urban Outfitters is acquiring The Vetri Family restaurants, which includes a chain called Pizzeria Vetri. Though as CNN Money points out, investors were unmoved. Shares dropped 7.5 percent on Monday.

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