September 8th, 2014
09:46 PM ET

Scotland's vote to break from U.K. too close to call

For the first in modern history. London could be at risk of losing its control over Scotland.

Read more: Referendum - what you need to know

On September 18, voters in Scotland will be presented with a yes/no question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

Scottish independence campaign gaining ground, polls suggest

If Scots choose independence, they will have more than oil as a cash crop.

Scotland exports $6.9 billion in whiskey every year. It's second only to oil and gas. If Scotland didn't have to pay high taxes to London for every bottle sold they'd have more of it to spend.

CNN's Erin Burnett has more.

Filed under: International • News • The Number
March 10th, 2014
09:18 PM ET

U.S. Coast Guard ice breaker clears up Great Lakes shipping lanes

Record breaking ice is bringing America's Great Lakes to a standstill.

Ninety-three percent of Lake Michigan is covered in ice, according to the National Weather Service. The last time the lake was this frozen, it was 1977.

Satellite images from the last couple of weeks show just how expansive it is.

CNN's Ted Rowlands is OutFront on a coast guard ice breaker with the story.

Filed under: News • The Number • Weather
February 17th, 2014
09:18 PM ET

Lorne Michaels: The new king of late night

Tonight, Jimmy Fallon starts his gig as the host of NBC's "Tonight Show."

But it's the man behind the camera, executive producer Lorne Michaels who will be the new king of late night.


Because not only is he at the helm of the Tonight Show, but he's also the brains behind "Saturday Night Live," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," which premiers next week and "30 Rock," which just finished its seventh season.

That brings us to the #NUMBER: $115,000.

That is how much NBC reportedly paid Michaels for his first late-night series, SNL in 1975.

Michaels is now estimated to be worth more than $350 million.

Jarett Wieselman the Senior Editor for BuzzFeed is OutFront.

Filed under: Entertainment • News • The Number
February 13th, 2014
01:12 PM ET

How much are Americans spending on their pets?

According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent $55.5 billion on their pets last year. Erin Burnett reports.

Filed under: Animals • News • The Number
February 12th, 2014
01:40 PM ET

Remembering Shirley Temple Black: Former child star and diplomat dies at 85

(CNN) - Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as arguably the most popular child star in Hollywood history, died late Monday night, her publicist said.

She was 85.

Temple Black, who also enjoyed a long career as a diplomat, died of natural causes at her Woodside, California, home. She was surrounded by family and caregivers, a statement from Cheryl Kagan said.

Famed former child actress Shirley Temple dies

CNN's Erin Burnett takes a look back at her life and career.

Filed under: News • Obituary • The Number
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