Last week, Bill Gates recommended that over the summer everyone should read the book How To Lie With Statistics. Since that's a book that I've also repeatedly recommended, I thought I give an example of how to use the book effectively.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of Americans who are overweight is…are you ready for this… a staggering 69%. Let me repeat that, 69%. As in over two-thirds. As in nearly seven out of 10 people.
Boston Scientific Corp. must pay $100 million to a Delaware woman who blamed the company’s vaginal-mesh inserts for leaving her in constant pain and unable to have sex, in the first verdict after the company agreed to begin settling cases over the devices, and the biggest yet.
If you're part of the 38 percent of Kickstarter campaign owners whose project met its goal, congratulations twice over: You've already nearly doubled your chances for success the second time around, according to new data.