Figuratively Speaking

Figuratively Speaking by John MacIntyre

August 31, 2014

Figuratively Speaking for August 31, 2014

Of the nearly 16,570 new stores that opened between 2007 and 2013, percentage that were dollar stores, according to Nielsen Report: 36 Percentage that were convenience stores: 32 Percentage that were drugstores: 21 Source: Nielsen Analytics. In 1997, percentage of... continue

August 24, 2014

Figuratively Speaking for August 24, 2014

Percentage of Americans who believe that Congress has been working hard enough to deserve its August recess, according to the Economist/YouGov poll: 9 Last year, number of weeks of vacation that Americans said a president deserves -- more than the average American worker: 3 This year,... continue

August 17, 2014

Figuratively Speaking for August 17, 2014

Percentage of all employees who report that they feel guilty using all of their allotted vacation days, according to a poll of full-time working adults conducted on behalf of Randstad: 26 Despite this sense of guilt, percentage who report feeling more productive after they return from vacation: 67 ... continue

August 10, 2014

Figuratively Speaking for August 10, 2014

Percentage of Americans who turn their televisions on as soon as they wake up, according to a survey commissioned by LG Electronics USA: 38 Percentage who fall asleep with the TV on: 61 Source: LG Electronics USA Inc. Percentage of all motor vehicle crashes that is now... continue

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