Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.
Texas, Missouri, Georgia and Alabama are the only four states actively carrying out executions by lethal injection. Other states don’t have access to the drugs or have put executions on hold because of legal challenges. [The Marshall Project]
Net income for U.S. farms is estimated to be $54.8 billion this year, but $13.9 billion of that — about 25 percent — will come from federal farm aid payments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. [Bloomberg]
A win for the Golden State Warriors over Memphis tonight would break the record for regular-season wins, for which Golden State is currently tied at 72-9. Our NBA predictions model gives the Warriors a 93 percent chance of winning the game, so if you see Michael Jordan or any of the other 1995-96 Chicago Bulls dropping banana peels on the court, do alert a referee. [FiveThirtyEight]
Deutsche Bank announced Tuesday that it will not move forward on a plan to add 250 jobs to its Cary, North Carolina, operations following the passage of a law that the bank said removes protections for LGBT people. PayPal announced a similar decision earlier this month, citing the same law. [MarketWatch]
Scott Walker’s campaign for the presidency did not end well, and its lingering debts aren’t going away. Walker’s campaign owes something like $1.2 million, and has resorted to selling assorted T-shirts for $45. [Channel 3000]
Amount of cheese produced in the United States in February. The U.S. puts out roughly a billion pounds of the good stuff per month, with mozzarella accounting for slightly more than a third of the production and cheddar accounting for about a quarter. [FiveThirtyEight]
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