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Calculating the value of all the land in America
The largest prime number ever discovered is 17 million digits long
New largest prime number discovered! It's 17 million digits long. Celebrate! http://t.co/Rn89WtXe
Italian corruption, the 76th largest economy in the world
If Italian corruption were its own country, it would be the world’s 76th largest economy http://t.co/w4V9CGyk
It costs the U.S. $2-3 billion per year to power those little red exit signs in office buildings
The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan:
The Carbon Footprint Of Exit Signs
The Russian government owes pensioners some $780B in unpaid Brezhnev-Era bonds
A look at Vladimir Putin's various outrageous yachts, cars and other perks
Derivatives exposure by bank visualized with skyscraping stacks of $100 bills
The unregulated casino. Scary graphic pictures #SiFi and #TBTF banks' derivatives exposure http://t.co/HA9REqH2
Facebook controls 28% of the display ad market
You know what is interesting about Facebook owning a 1/3rd of the U.S> display ad market. They don't sell display ads. http://t.co/igqi87NN
Instagram added 10 million users in just 10 days
Instagram added 10 million users In last 10 days http://t.co/Ug8ZJnGg
Las Vegas Sands' Adelson is planning a $35 billion casino in Spain
Sands opens Macau casino, eyes $35 billion Spain complex http://t.co/CCY1iwCC via @reuters
40% Americans with student loans are under 30
RT @MONEY: Those in 30s and 40s most likely to have student loans, but 1/3 of total debt is held by borrowers 40 and over. http://t.co/3 ...
Here's your Fed statement tracker
The Fed keeps "considerable time" in the FOMC statement
The gender pay gap is the narrowest since the Great Recession began
Don't insider trade like this guy
He gets by "through various freelance gigs and his wife’s income as a barista. This is typical of many Portlanders"
If you are going to be an academic, be an economist
One way to get incomes growing again is to pay women more
What's the world's next poor, cool city?
Stanford to offer a class on this weird thing called "startups"
"It's actually people with the least money who get the least sleep"
2013 data: Yep, we've still got a gender wage gap
California's public-employee pension fund is divesting from hedge funds
How the rich and the poor spend money
"Why frustrated second sons and medieval Anglo-Scottish border violence (partly) explain US healthcare costs"
McKinsey’s airy platitudes bode ill for its next half-century
Why the gender gap will eventually close
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