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The share of student loans at least 90 days overdue hit 11.3 percent at the end of last year, with $1.16 trillion in student borrowing overall. [Associated Press]
39 times per week
In the U.S., a foreign object is left inside a patient after surgery 39 times per week. My research found no evidence any of these objects are adamantium skeletons — they are sponges, towels, etc. — so this seems like an unconditionally bad thing. [Wall Street Journal]
The S&P 500 reached a new all-time high, exceeding 2,100 points for the first time following good news out of Greece and a rise in technology shares. Congratulations, America, for passing an arbitrary number that is divisible by some power of 10 — the bread-and-butter of all financial news. [Bloomberg Business]
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has the best attendance record in the Senate, with 5,788 votes cast and zero missed. The same cannot be said of several of her colleagues. Sen. Marco Rubio leads the no-show pack with 8.3 percent of votes missed. [Vocativ]
180,000 bed bug bites
3.2 billion years
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