Change in the S&P 500 in January, the 10th worst January on record: -5.1%
Source: Wall Street Journal Market Data Group
Probability that the S&P 500 ends the year, up or down, the way it finishes January: 72.4%
Estimate for fourth quarter 2015 growth in adjusted earnings per share for S&P 500: -4.1%
Excluding energy companies: +2.1%
Source: Thomson Reuters
Portion of companies whose returns fell short of their cost of capital in 2015: 55%
Source: New York University Stern School of Business, Professor Aswath Damodaran
Rank of Balchem (NASDAQ: BCPC, up 107,099 percent since 1985, among the best performing stocks over the past 30 years: 1
Source: Wall Street Journal
Sum of off balance lease obligations of the 100 Fortune 500 companies with the most such obligations: $539 billion
Source: LeaseAccelerator, Inc.
Rank of Walgreen Boots Alliance, Inc., with $33.7 billion in off-balance sheet assets: 1
Change in completed foreclosures in December 2015 from a year earlier and the lowest for any month since November 2007: -22.6 percent
Foreclosures Since the Meltdown
Number of completed foreclosures across the country since the beginning of the financial meltdown in September 2008: 6.1 million
Source: CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report; Irvine, Calif.
Number of banks closed in 2014, the largest net decline in history: 1,657
Source: FDIC, Washington, D.C.
Percent of millennials who would rather go to the dentist than listen to what banks are saying: 71%
Source: Forrester Research Inc.
Percent of directors at S&P 500 companies who held four or more seats in 2015, down from 27% in 2005: 5 percent
Source: MSCI ESG Research, New York
Number of directors who occupied six or more board seats in 2015, down from 308 a decade earlier: 5
Average number of hours a year spent by the average board member in 2015: 248 hours.
Source: The National Association of Corporate Directors
Percent of S&P 500 companies that put limits on number of outside directorships: 77%
Source: Spencer Stuart, Chicago
Average price of new single-family homes, up from $204,000 in 2009: $305,000
Median size, in square feet, of newly built, detached homes, up 28 percent from 1992: 2,445
Median size, in square feet, of the lots for these new homes, down 12 percent from 1992: 8,774
Source: U.S. Commerce Department
Got a Driver's License?
Percent of people between the ages of 20 and 24 who are licensed to operate a motor vehicle, down from about 92 percent in 1983: 77%
Source: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Average hourly rate for retail workers in the U.S. in 2015: $9.79
Average hourly rate for full-time Walmart employees after a raise announced in December: $13.38
Source: Walmart Stores
Number of U.S. businesses jointly owned/equally operated by husband and wife: 1.4 million
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Number of consecutive years of declines in U.S. sales of soda by volume: 11
Average percent by which Uber lowered its base fares in 100 cities in North America, the third year in a row it has discounted fares in January: 15
Amount that Uber lost in the first three quarters of 2015 on $1.2 billion in revenue: $1.7 billion
Source: Uber, San Francisco
Number of Rapid Reward Points needed on Southwest Airlines to qualify for a companion pass that scores a year of free flights for a partner: 110,000
Source: Southwest Airlines
Share of net business income in 2012 paid by 'C' corporations: 47.2%
By partnerships: 26.3%
Source: U.S. Treasury Department and Jason DeBacker, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Confirmed number of people worldwide aged 112 or older: 40
Source: Gerontology Research Group, Atlanta
Number that age listed as alive on Social Security Administration rolls: 6,500
Source: U.S. Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General.