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A Twitter meltdown sheds light on the murky economics of insulin

Nov 14, 2022
After a phony tweet sent Eli Lilly share prices plummeting, the pharmaceutical giant is under scrutiny for sky-high insulin prices.
The insulin patent sold for $1 back in 1923. A century later, Americans now have to spend thousands of dollars on the life-saving drug.
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Music’s biggest night, by the numbers

Jan 24, 2020
You may not be surprised to learn Beyoncé is the most nominated woman ever.
Beyoncé poses with her Grammy wins at the 59th Grammy Awards in 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Rambo, by the numbers

Sep 25, 2019
For the fifth time, Sylvester Stallone returns to the big screen to play John Rambo, so let's do the numbers on the franchise.
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The Emmy Awards, by the numbers

Sep 20, 2019
Hollywood's celebration of itself — the Primetime Emmy Awards — airs this Sunday, so let's do the numbers.
Left-facing, gold-plated, winged Emmy statuettes.
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College football, by the numbers

Aug 29, 2019
In celebration of the 150th season of college football, let's run the numbers on the intense sport.
USC's Adoree' Jackson intercepts a pass intended for Stanford's Francis Owusu at Stanford Stadium in 2016 in Palo Alto, California.
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Tennis superstar Serena Williams, by the numbers

Aug 23, 2019
Ahead of the 2019 US Open, we look at Williams’ athletic and financial legacy.
Serena Williams celebrates victory during the Ladies Singles second round match against  Christina McHale of the United States on day five of the Wimbledon on July 1, 2016 in London, England.
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"The Lion King," by the numbers

Jul 18, 2019
We run down the numbers on the Disney franchise.
Part of the cast and crew at  the European premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England.
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A race to the finish: The Kentucky Derby, by the numbers

May 2, 2019
Get your pastels and mint juleps ready, the hottest horse race of the year is on the horizon.
Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, crosses the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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