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With the first batch of the National Football League's preseason games in the books, it's that time for every armchair general manager to begin assessing the draft, keepers and a strategy for the season. Thanks to a new tool, we can incorporate injury risk into our planning.
Worker advocates who support ban-the-box initiatives aimed at removing questions about criminal history from job applications fear the information will prejudice employers against capable employees who may have run afoul of the law. Dave's Killer Bread welcomes workers with rap sheets.
What are the odds?
According to multiple studies, roughly 1 in 3 American adults has been arrested or taken into police custody for something other than a minor traffic offense. But none of the data sets is complete, and some include duplicate or defunct records.
50 Cent filed 56 pages of financial information that’s required as part of his bankruptcy case. Find out whether the 40-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, is really as rich as he claims to be.
When the Commerce Department releases its first reading of second-quarter gross domestic product this coming Thursday, there will also be a spate of annual revisions. This happens every year and serves to give more retroactive perspective on the U.S.'s economic growth trajectory.
In the day/month format that is used in some parts of the world, 22/7 is celebrated in some circles (ahem) as Pi Approximation Day?, where 22 divided by 7 yields a quotient that represents pi.
One reason social scientists and others use U.S. baby names to study cultural trends is simply because the data are readily available.
One thing fair-skinned beach lovers should keep in mind is that the surest way to prevent sunburn is to avoid exposure entirely: Seek out shade and wear protective clothing and sunglasses that filter out UV rays.
Today's number, 1, comes courtesy of the leap second.
Last night in baseball--with home runs galore, a cycle and a run of shutouts seen just five times--was a wonderful reminder that numbers are sometimes just cool for the accomplishment they represent.
"Jurassic World" set a box-office record for the best opening weekend of all-time. Even better? The inflation-adjusted returns of "Gone With the Wind" in 1939.
By winning horse racing's Triple Crown this past weekend, American Pharoah entered the conversation on where he stands among all-time great thoroughbreds. But ranking American Pharoah is a subjective game.
Wagering on American Pharoah to place (come in second or better) or show (third or better)--even for horse players who are convinced the highly touted winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes is destined to cross the Belmont wire first--might be the best bets.
Today's number, 103,484, comes courtesy of the word count in General Electric's annual financial report.
The social networks of introverts tend to be smaller than the networks of extroverts, which could affect their careers, according to new research by two Dartmouth professors.
With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at $233 million for Friday's drawing, workplace office pools are quite likely cropping up like wild mushrooms after a rainfall. At least they have here at Numbers HQ.
The Current Population Survey provided reliably comparable data on the number of uninsured Americans--until last year.
As The Numbers wrote in January, the leap second is due to make one of its periodic appearances later this year. And markets are jumpy.
When it comes to data, the language used to explain is often as important as the numbers. The USDA's estimates of where folks are eating is a prime example.