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10 percent drop
The Obama administration has pushed back the date by which it aims to end chronic homelessness by one year, to 2017. The number of chronically homeless people has dropped 10 percent since 2010. [Associated Press]
Advertisements made up a little more than one-third of the Super Bowl broadcast. The automobile industry alone is estimated to have spent a cumulative $121.5 million shilling cars and their ilk during the NBC telecast. [Bloomberg Business]
676 percent increase
Iceland will get its first new major temple dedicated to Norse gods since the Viking era as Norse paganism makes a comeback. Membership in an organization that promotes faith in the old gods has tripled to 2,400 — less than 1 percent of the Icelandic population — in the past decade. [Reuters]
RadioShack, a vestigial organ of the American economy, is being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. To remain listed, a company must clear a $50 million threshold with either its 30-trading-day-average global market capitalization or its stockholders’ equity. The Shack has a market cap of $24.19 million and negative shareholders’ equity. Good night, sweet prince. [NYSE via The Wall Street Journal]
114.4 million viewers
Sunday’s Super Bowl was watched by 114.4 million people in the U.S., breaking the record for largest TV audience set by last year’s Super Bowl. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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