The Numbers Guy examines numbers in the news, business and politics. Some numbers are flat-out wrong or biased, while others are valid and help us make informed decisions. Carl Bialik tells the stories behind the stats, in daily updates on this blog and in his column published every other Friday in The Wall Street Journal. Carl, who holds a degree in mathematics and physics from Yale University, also cowrites The Daily Fix, a sports column on WSJ.com. He welcomes your comments at .
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Why the Housing Market Has Slowed
A look at the strength of the housing recovery.
Amid Affirmative Action Ruling, Some Data on Race and College Enrollment
The Supreme Court’s affirmative-action ruling Tuesday said that states may end racial preferences at public universities. What are the numbers behind race and college enrollment?
Ackman and Valeant’s Hunt For Botox Is About More Than Smooth Skin
Botox is one of the best-known brands in beauty treatments, but the majority of its sales in 2013 - and the fastest growing batch - were for therapeutic purposes including treating migraines
Is Your Internet Connection Slower Than Advertised?
If your Internet speed feels too slow, it probably is. Most major U.S. Internet service providers usually deliver slower speeds than they advertise to their customers.