|Filed Under:||Academics / Mathematics|
|Posts on Regator:||539|
|Posts / Week:||1.7|
|Archived Since:||December 12, 2008|
The national average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is a half-cent higher today than yesterday. That ends a record streak of 123 consecutive declines.
Duke University men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski scored his 1,000th career victory Sunday. That's no small feat.
Crude oil was once traded with no public point of reference. Now oil benchmarks such as West Texas Intermediate and Brent are readily available. And they're telling different stories.
The hubbub over whether to begin taxing '529' college-savings accounts raises a question of how to define the middle class
Numbers readers took some issue with the notion that, if left unadjusted over a few centuries, the disparity between atomic clocks and time based on the rotation of the Earth would gradually increase after a few centuries to a full hour. Show More Summary
Only weeks after the $3 threshold was snagging headlines, $2 is now in the offing. There are upsides and downsides, but right now the math favors the upside.
The ECB is poised to end months of suggestion and speculation and commit to a bond-buying stimulus program, with roughly €50 billion of government bond purchases over the next 12 months.
Among the records for the record opening of 'American Sniper' of $105.3 million: largest opening ever for a drama; largest opening for an R-rated film; and largest opening for Martin Luther King Day weekend.
The Numbers takes a second look (pun intended) at atomic time versus astronomical time.
Some investors are paying some European governments and Japan to hold their money, with bond yields falling below zero in some maturities. Call it a tax for safety.
Retail sales fell in December despite lower gas prices. There are several explanations for why the presumed boost to spending didn't materialize.
College football's first playoff champion, Ohio State, is No. 1 in franchise value
Numbers columnist Jo Craven McGinty explores activity trackers, such as the Fitbit and Jawbone, finding their usefulness in motivating users largely trumps the accuracy of data they produce.
Activity trackers like the Fitbit and Jawbone produce imprecise data, Numbers columnist Jo Craven McGinty points out in her latest column. That's the bad news. The good news is: It doesn't matter much.
2014 saw the fewest layoffs since 1997, but there are some caveats
A record $150 billion pulled from Pimco last year, much after Bill Gross's exit
Our Numbers column on gasoline prices and their relative cheapness generated a fair number of reader responses. Here, we take a look at some
15 numbers every investor needs to know, from the WSJ personal-finance team
The Numbers: Gas prices today are cheap, but not historically speaking. Still, coming off a long stretch of high prices, consumers should feel pretty good.
This week in Statshot: Weddings, the dollar and babies