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Marketplace Tech
By The Numbers

Worth its weight in golden donuts

Marketplace Staff Jan 8, 2016
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292,000

That’s how many jobs were added in December, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5 percent. Looking ahead to 2016, some economists are wondering if wage growth will continue enough to attractive inactive workers back to the workforce.

60,000

That’s how many people have pre-ordered Lily, the drone designed to follow you around and automatically take pictures. That translates to $34 million in sales. As Business Insider writes, the drone syncs up with a tracker that the user can keep in their pocket or wear on their wrist, allowing it to effortlessly track and record its owner.

$300 billion

That’s about how much money is in a transportation construction bill signed into law by President Barack Obama. That’s a relief to state-level transportation officials in places like Georgia, where a list of to-do projects are getting under way now that federal funding is guaranteed.

$100

That’s how much you’ll pay for a gold-topped donut from a Brooklyn restaurant called The Manila Social Club. As United Press International writes, the delicacy is dusted with edible gold flakes and gold dust. You might want to hurry, though: they only have about five dozen to sell.

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