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Significant Digits For Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

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7 percent

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has paid $8.2 million to businesses owned by the candidate and his family, according to an analysis of federal campaign-finance filings. That’s about 7 percent of the $119 million the campaign has spent overall. [POLITICO]


60 to 80 percent

Facebook recently told advertisers that it has been systematically overestimating the time its users spent watching videos on the site by ignoring views that lasted less than three seconds. According to a letter that ad-buying agency Publicis Media sent to clients, Facebook overestimated average viewing time by 60 to 80 percent for the two years in question. [The Wall Street Journal]


$1.16 million

The Clintons bought the house next door to theirs in Chappaqua, New York for $1.16 million. That puts them at two-thirds of a Kennedy Compound. The write-up in the Post is so full of salt you’d need to disclose it on menus. [The New York Post]


$1.6 million

The Secret Service compensates campaigns for the travel of its agents. The Clinton campaign has so far received $2.6 million, while Trump’s has received $1.6 million. But since Trump controls the company that owns the plane, he’s getting that cash personally in the end. [POLITICO]


95 million

Number of credit cards JPMorgan Chase issues annually, 60 percent of which come from a single manufacturing facility in Ohio. The company recently released the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, which has substantial rewards that have credit cards obsessives — yes they exist — freaking out about the possibilities. The manufacturing facility moved two years’ worth of the cards in less than a month. [Bloomberg]


500 million

Yahoo! disclosed that hackers had stolen user information associated with 500 million accounts. The company said a “state sponsored actor” was behind the breach, which occurred in late 2014. [CNN]


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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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