By The Numbers

Paying with your phone at Wal-Mart

Marketplace Staff Dec 10, 2015
11 million

That’s about how many cars will have to be recalled as part of Volkswagen’s ongoing emissions scandal. At a press conference on Thursday, Chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch admitted to several errors made by the company dating back to 2005. He also spoke of the multiple lawsuits the company is expecting, as well as winning back the faith of customers.

4,600

That’s how many Wal-Marts will be part of an initial rollout of Walmart Pay, a mobile payment feature that will be part of the company’s app. As the New York Times notes, Wal-Mart is entering a crowded mobile payment market, and will attempt to succeed at convincing customers to make the switch — something that Apple hasn’t necessarily succeeded at yet.

10 percent

That’s how much the rate of foreclosures has fallen from October 2015, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. As some economists point out, those figures return foreclosure starts to what could be considered “normal” amounts.

27,000

That’s how many McDonald’s receipts were analyzed as part of a study looking at just how successful the launch of all-day breakfast has been. The receipts were collected from the months before and after the service began. The findings: a third of customers who came in after the launch had not been in before the all-day breakfast hit McDonald’s stores. The success leaves some analysts wondering which other franchises will follow suit.

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