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That's Apple's market value at the end of the day Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported, making them the first U.S. company to pass a $700 billion market cap. WSJ attributes the growth to Apple's sales in China, which grew a whooping 70 percent during the last quarter alone.$1,000
That's how much it can cost to develop a multiple choice question for the new tests tied to Common Core standards that will be rolled out next week. The high price tag can come from paying for the rights to copyrighted text, outsourcing to a third-party company to write the question, and several layers of vetting—it works out to around $24 per test-taking student. But many say the weight these tests carry merits the costs.$0
That's what the Disney-owned Marvel Studios reportedly to "lease" Spider-Man for its movies while Sony Pictures keeps the rights to the Marvel Comics character. The arrangement benefits both parties: Sony has struggled with diminishing box office returns and hopes Marvel will give them a boost, while Marvel still holds merchandising rights to the character, and stands to make a mint if "Spider-Man" movies do well. The Hollywood Reporter also cites insiders who say Disney is getting its ducks in a row to potentially buy Sony Pictures.$765 million
That's how much the NFL agreed to pay towards care and neurological testing for retired players in last year's settlement over concussions sustained during game play. In its efforts to improve player safety, the league has recruited a prominent physician, Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, as its first chief health advisor. In her new advisory role at the NFL, which is expected to consume about one day a month of her time, she will have broad oversight over internal and external medical staff.29 supercenters
That's how many supercenters Wal-Mart says it will build in Canada. Wednesday's announcement comes not long after Target announced it would exit the country after launching its own Canadian expansion in 2013. As reported by the WSJ, the Wal-Mart says the expansion will create nearly 5,000 construction, store and distribution center jobs in Canada.10 years
That's how long you have to up your earnings before things start to stagnate, the Washington Post reported. A new report from the New York Fed shows wages rise mostly during the first ten years of one's career, in their twenties. The only people who keep making more over their whole career are the to earners, according to the Fed data.
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