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George W. Bush is heavily edited…on Wikipedia

Marketplace Staff Jan 15, 2016
$5.4 billion

That’s how much Chinese appliance company Haier Group will pay for General Electric Co.’s appliance division in an acquisition announced on Friday. As the Associated Press writes, it’s been a big week for Chinese companies purchasing overseas entities to expand global reach.

300,000

According to a new report, that’s at least how many Latino children got health insurance in 2014, reducing the uninsured rate to below 10 percent. That’s in part because of the new law known as Obamacare. However, the report also shows that about one million Latino children who qualify for Medicaid coverage remain uninsured.

45,862

That’s how many edits have been made to the Wikipedia page of former U.S. president George W. Bush, making it the most edited page on the site. Wikipedia celebrated its 15th birthday by releasing numbers on the most edited pages. As the BBC Tech writes, the pages of Britney Spears and Adolf Hitler also made the list.

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