▪ Hundreds of thousands of Christians are fleeing the violence, persecution, and chaos of the Middle East. By 2025, Christians are expected to represent just over 3 percent of the region’s population, down from 4.2 percent in 2010. In 1910, the figure was 13.6 percent.
The Wall Street Journal
▪ The name Caitlyn plummeted in popularity in 2016, after Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, announced her new name and gender. All four versions of the name—Caitlyn, Caitlin, Katelynn, and Kaitlynn— fell out of the top 1,000 of Social Security’s annual list of most popular monikers for newborns.
▪ The average base salary for college graduates has soared to its highest level in at least a decade, $49,785. Adjusted for inflation, today’s starting salaries are 14 percent higher than those of students who graduated in 2007, shortly before the start of the Great Recession.
▪ Congressional lawmakers have conducted more than 21,300 stock trades during the past two years—often involving energy, technology, pharmaceutical, and other companies affected by legislation coming before Congress.
▪ For the first time in recorded history, more than half (54_percent) of American women ages 25 to 29 are childless, according to the U.S. Census Fertility Report. A record 31 percent of women ages 30 to 34 also haven’t given birth.
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