Bubble Chart of America’s 10 Richest Colleges
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Bubble Chart of America’s 10 Richest Colleges

Posted on May 10, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Today’s Bubble Chart is from data published in an article on Yahoo! Colleges are ranked in the legend by size of endowment. “As tuition costs continue to mount at universities across the nation, some colleges are sitting on mountains of cash. And while some of that cash goes to regular campus operations or scholarships for […]

Bubble Chart of America’s Ten Most Fraud-Ridden States
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Bubble Chart of America’s Ten Most Fraud-Ridden States

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 by George F Huhn
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24/7 Wall Street compiled a list of  “America’s Ten Most Fraud-Ridden States” from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network Databook report (CSN). 24/7 Wall Street picked the ten states with the largest percentage of total complaints per 100,000 people and noted that states with large retirement populations were high on the list for fraud. They […]

What Justifies Apple’s Market Cap?
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What Justifies Apple’s Market Cap?

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 by George F Huhn
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I read a Market Watch blog post that pointed out that Apple has a market cap that is 1.4 times Exxon Mobil’s and twice the market cap of GE’s. These bubble charts compare 22 of the 26 companies with market caps over $100 billion to see why. (Some comparable financial data wasn’t available for 4 of […]

Test Scores vs. Annual Education Spending Bubble Chart
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Test Scores vs. Annual Education Spending Bubble Chart

Posted on Mar 26, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Today’s bubble chart illustrates the relationship between annual education spending and science and math test scores for 12 countries. Here, the x-axis represents math test scores; the y-axis represents science test scores; and the bubble radius represents annual education spending per child. This first chart (above) uses a zoom-box to expand the view of the […]

European Debt, GDP, and Unemployment Bubble Chart
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European Debt, GDP, and Unemployment Bubble Chart

Posted on Dec 8, 2011 by George F Huhn
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In today’s bubble chart, we show a comparison of 27 countries in the European zone. The x-axis is Public Debt as a Percent of GDP; the y-axis is the 2010 GDP; and the bubble area represents Percent Unemployment in September 2011. The highest percent unemployment is Spain at 22% The bubble chart below shows a […]