Google investors are . . . feeling lucky (sorry): "Google shares opened at an all-time high and surged past $1,000 for the first time on Friday," CNBC reports. Though this is chump change compared to the cost of, say, a piece of Berkshire Hathaway-a single stock currently retails for $176,100-it's still a mightily significant figure. For comparison's sake, let's see what items are less expensive than or equal in value to one share of Google.
$1,000: the purported cost of an hour's legal counsel from a partner at Skadden Arps, VF.com's 4 Times Square roommate. $975: a metal headband from Opening Ceremony.
$925: series of 15 blowouts at 5th Avenue Frédéric Fekkai.
$940: a month's rent in a "basement studio" in West New York. "Kitchen has window." No picture.
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$903: a nonstop flight from New York to Paris.
$800: a Labradoodle puppy.
$200: annual subscription to the paper version of the Web site Politico.
$39.95: signed Heidi Montag 8x10 publicity photo. and . . .
$65.99: unsigned photo that includes Heidi Montag.
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