Friday Factoids March 14, 2014

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Friday Factoids March 14, 2014

  1. 1. … of Christians are giving up “technology” for Lent.
  2. 2. Source: Workforce Solutions Group, 2014 … of employers say recent graduates lack communication and interpersonal skills, can’t think critically and creatively, solve problems or write well.
  3. 3. Source: Bloomberg Businessweek, 2001 … the annual cost of transmitting flight data in real time.
  4. 4. … of Staples stores to close by 2015.
  5. 5. Source: Urban.org, U.S. Census Bureau 2014 … the value of the guns and drugs black-market in Dallas, Texas.
  6. 6. … the amount U.S. Consumer spending rose in Q4 2013. .
  7. 7. … of Americans plan to save or invest their income tax refund.
  8. 8. Source: US Commerce Dept., 2014 … of monthly retail sales in February were online.
  9. 9. … the number of “peeps” purchased during the Easter season each year.
  10. 10. … the national average annual percentage rate (APR) for the fourth consecutive week.

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