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That's the amount that Verizon Communications will pay to acquire AOL in an all-cash deal announced Tuesday. The move comes as Verizon attempts to bolster its ability to produce and distribute video content.800,000 visitors
Some experts estimate that's how many visitors can be expected per year at the new presidential library. And it was announced Tuesday that President Barack Obama's library will make its home in Chicago. While the library could bring in much needed revenue to the area, others point out the sometimes disappointing attendance numbers at other, existing presidential libraries.53.5 million
That's how many Millennials are in the workforce, according to Pew Research, just edging out Gen X last quarter to become the best-represented generation in the workforce.$175
That's how much a pair of Nic shears cost in 1977. These days, they can cost as much as $1000. But hairdresser Lauren Popper of La Maison Salan & Spa in Short Hills, New Jersey, says they're absolutely necessary to do her job well. You'll find out more about must-have tools in our series "Pro Tool: Tools of the Professional." We'll be exploring those absolutely necessary devices in the possession of anyone in the workforce; be they a welder or a bike messenger or a comedian.11 billion
That's how many ketchup packets H. J. Heinz says it sells every year. It's very likely you've gotten a few of those billions, tossed in a fast food bag, opened with teeth and spilled everywhere, over and over. We looked into the sorry state of the ketchup packet for our "I've Always Wondered..." series. Its invention was a byproduct of the sugar packet, but cost is getting in the way of innovation -- no restaurant wants to shell out more for something they'll give away.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has become the president's signature trade initiative, but it is also very unpopular with Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Just two years into his job as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio is unveiling a progressive "Contract with America" in Washington. But critics back home say it's all too much, too soon.
Today, the average American eats about a half pound of lamb per year. Now lamb producers are setting their sights on Muslim consumers. But first they'll have to learn how to market to them.
Medicaid expansion was a big deal in a handful of state legislatures this year. Wyoming said no. Tennessee said no. But Montana said yes, and three more states are coming down to the wire.