We live in an age of numbers, and they tell stories worth a thousand pictures. Here's are 10 of the most fanciful, bizarre, infuriating, and compelling ones this week:
- The Strange Numbers Running the World this Week
- The Most Important Numbers to Know Today
- By the Numbers: Ten Incredibly Interesting Facts for You to Know
- The Ten Strange Numbers That Are Running Everything Right Now
- Ten Numbers Shaking the World Right Now
By themselves, they don't seem to mean much: 630,000, 700%, $3.65 million, 19. But once you see them in context, you'll realize why these numbers matter. Besides, where else can you read about frontier markets, Bitcoins, and a phantom Twitter stock
90 years is the amount of prison time looming over each of three former ICAP employees. The men face charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and commission of wire fraud stemming from their attempt to manipulate the LIBOR rate. LIBOR is used to price $800 trillionworth of financial instruments, from loans to derivatives. ICAP itself must pay fines of $65 million to U.S. authorities and 14 million British pounds to U.K. authorities.
9% of working-age people on Earth were unemployed, at least as of 2012. This number represents underemployment and unemployment in non-industrialized countries, as well. Things are tough all over, it seems, and not just in the United States. </p
Here are this week's need-to-know facts about the stock market, economy, Wall Street, and life-changing global events...
It's the numbers that count in this crazy world. They can tell stories that words sometimes can't.
Here's a look at some of the fascinating, infuriating, amusing, depressing, and altogether important numbers that the world has put up on the board recently - and why you need to know them.