This Week By The Numbers

This Week By The Numbers


340 – The number of employees Theranos will fire. The medical technology company was slapped with regulatory sanctions after significant issues with their blood testing technology. It will slash its workforce and close its blood testing facility.

50% – A poll of Chinese citizens found that 50 percent were willing to trade a better economy for cleaner air, saying that air pollution should be reduced at the expense of economic growth, compared to 24 percent who said pollution was simply the price for growth.

$4.57 – Average cost of an out-of-network ATM fee in the U.S., making this the tenth consecutive year of increases. The surcharge from the ATMs themselves accounts for $2.90 of that total, while the charge from the customer’s own bank for using an out-of-network ATM accounts for $1.67.