Significant Digits For Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

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1.8 million federal workers

President Trump is canceling pay raises for nearly 2 million federal workers, pointing to the U.S.’s “fiscal situation.” Most of these workers were scheduled to receive a 2.1 percent bump in salary next year. The Senate had backed a 1.9 percent raise but House Republicans approved a plan that endorsed the White House’s decision. [Politico]

4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-0

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