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That's how many iPhone shipments Apple reported in its first quarter. As Quartz reports, that number beats last year's record by almost 50 percent, proving that bigger really is better.4
The number of homes currently owned by Mitt Romney. According to the Boston Globe, Romney went on "something of a real estate spree" after losing the 2012 presidential election, buying a house in Utah and starting construction of two more while selling his condo in Massachusetts. Now Romney is taking steps to sell his lavish but yet-unfinished house in La Jolla, California, possibly in anticipation of another run at the White House in 2016. Romney's wealth was used to paint him as out of touch in the last election.$2.00
That's how much JPMorgan Chase charges inmates using prison-issued debit cards when they withdraw from out-of-network ATMs. That may not seem like a lot, but it's devastating when considering someone like Greg Cavaluzzi, who only made $10 a month while in a federal prison. Plus, when newly released prisoners like Cavaluzzi have to deal with finances in the outside world, they tend to have less money, less banking experience and many other barriers to reintegrating into society.$111,000
The average base salary of a physician's assistant, which Glassdoor just named the "best job of 2015," based on its troves of user-submitted data. This is the first time the website has released such a list, Forbes reported, and it was compiled by weighing current openings, average salary and other factors. PA is an especially desirable job because of its fairly high pay and low barrier to entry, compared to physicians.$80
That's the maximum price for driveway-clearing service from Plowz and Mowz, a service Bloomberg calls "Uber for snowplows." The recent blizzard in the Northeast has put a spotlight on Plowz and other similar private plowing businesses.300 million users
Ant Financial, an Alibaba owned company, will look into the spending and saving habits of their 300 million registered users to establish a new system of determining creditworthiness. As reported by the New York Times, the venture is called Sesame Credit Management, and will use primarily online data to assign a credit score from 350 points to 950 points. The system aims to address the difficulties many Chinese citizens face in building credit and receiving loans.
In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.
Millions of Americans who served in Korea, World War II and Vietnam are reaching their 70s and beyond. So the VA is putting focus on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months.