STATS OF THE WEEK: Sky High Fi-nancials

29 May

Even when things don’t quite add up, they still really add up:

  • America’s three biggest banks — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo — collected more than $1.1 billion in overdraft fees in the first quarter of the year.
  • Unilever CEO Paul Polman told the Washington Post that the total salary bill of his 175,000-person company, which counts Ben & Jerry’s, Dove, Hellmann’s and Lipton among its 400 brands, is less than the bonuses just paid out to the financial industry in London.
  • The, um, generous, albeit a bit one-sided, Koch Brothers plan to dump a mere $900 million on the 2016 presidential election.
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