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Oliver Luck, the new NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs, describes the organization’s first medical officer, Brian Hainline, as an empiricist.
Readers of last weekend’s column entertaining the question of which sport is more popular--Major League Baseball or the National Football League--asked an interesting follow-up question: What are the demographics of the fans?
Nearly one in six NFL players files for bankruptcy within a dozen years of retirement, according to new research
The Internal Revenue Service and Tax Day bring us today's top number, $2,815, or the average tax refund issued through April 3.
Is it possible football owes its popularity to television and gambling?
Conventional wisdom holds that eliminating the dollar bill in favor of a dollar coin would save the government billions of dollars.
Our column last week on royalties in the digital age provoked considerable discussion about music-streaming services and how artists are compensated in the new pay-per-play world. The main takeaway: Musicians need to adapt to surviv...
Today's top number, 6,441, represents the number of foreign adoptions by U.S. parents.
Streaming music may be a boon for those interested in knowing exactly how many times their songs are played, and by whom. But managing per-song, per-play transactions isn’t a simple task.
Late University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith left $200 to every letter winner who played for him during his 36-year run "to enjoy a dinner out." That's a priceless gesture.
For the second time this month (at least), a Wall Street analyst has pegged Apple hitting the $1 trillion level in market capitalization. This time it was Cantor Fitzgerald, written up by the crew at Moneybeat. That about covers it.
Most bowlers would be thrilled if the stars aligned just once and they rolled a 300 game. For Hakim Emmanuel of Stoughton, Mass., the stars aligned one Thursday in late February, when he rolled 12 strikes in a row during the first game in his doubles league at Westgate Lanes in Brockton, a Boston-area city. Then they aligned twice more for a perfect 900 series.
When the U.S. Federal Reserve assesses the rate of inflation in the nation, it prefers to use something called the personal consumption expenditures price index. The PCE captures how changing prices influence consumer behavior.
The NCAA men's basketball tournament starts this week and with it we get the annual estimate of lost wages paid to distracted and unproductive workers. This year, according to calculations by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the cost could reach as high as $1.9 billion. How accurate is that number?
The Numbers on Saturday asked readers to send along their best attempts at a pi-ku in honor of Pi Day. After sifting through scores of submissions, from the silly to the sublime, we're pleased to present our favorites
Pi Day--celebrated on 3/14, or the month/date format that coincides with the numerals 3.14 that begin pi--is the celebration of the irrational number that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Come celebrate with us and write your own pi-ku.
The Center for Migration Studies this month unveiled a new database of illegal immigrants broken down at national, state and sub-state levels. Among the findings at a national level: About two-thirds of unauthorized residents have access to a computer or the Internet and 55% speak English well or very well.
Following last weekend’s Numbers column about dietary guidelines, a reader pointed out that the Harvard School of Public Health has a beef with the USDA’s MyPlate icon. So Harvard has created its own icon.
Recommendations for healthy eating are often based on a 2,000-calorie diet, but that figure isn’t appropriate for everyone. Some people need more calories, some need less. Now, the government is getting in the game of helping Americans figure out how much is right for them.
For the second consecutive day, The Numbers is going back to the Nasdaq 5000 well for its Number of the Day honoree. Congratulations to our first repeat winner.