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Did Amazon pay $0 in taxes last year?

Background I saw this article saying that Amazon paid $0 in corporate income tax last year. Is this true or just phrased to sound like they are getting away with paying nothing? Here's the article: ...
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Does Shell get $2 billion a year in subsidies from the US government?

While browsing reddit, I saw the following graphic from the Late Stage Capitalism subreddit: (Two stick figures are shown, the second one with Shell's logo for a head) This is Bob. Bob gets $...
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Has an engineer called Trevor Jackson invented a revolutionary battery allowing for a car range of 1500 miles? [closed]

Since a few days several websites report about an alleged revolutionary electric vehicle fuel cell that enables 1500 miles range: Daily Mail Online StarCarSifu unserplanet.net Citing the Mail Online:...
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Did ARM sell more chips in 2015 than Intel has in its entire history?

Japanese telecom firm SoftBank has recently launched an agreed takeover bid for UK chip designer ARM (which doesn't make chips but designs them and has provided the overwhelming majority of technology ...
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Was a package of McDonald's dipping sauce just sold for almost $15K?

Apparently, this whole weirdness started when the sauce in question was referenced in a cartoon called Rick and Morty. Here's the just over minute long video. According to Mashable, the cartoon ...
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Do 90% of startups fail?

I have seen this claim made in several popular websites that 90% of startups fail. Two examples: When the founder of a startup company shuts down her or his business, it’s customary to pen an ...
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Are DNA testing companies building a DNA database for commercial applications?

There were a couple of articles last year regarding DNA testing companies such as 23andMe, selling data. See example articles : DNA-testing companies like 23andMe sell your genetic data to ...
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Do 82% of women making $100K per year in the US do it through home based businesses? [closed]

See this on social media every now and then. Any truth to it?
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Are two thirds of CEOs in Silicon Valley from South Asia or Asia?

Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s chief strategist, said last year that people from Asia or South Asia are heavily represented in CEOs in Silicon Valley: When asked if he agreed, Bannon responded: “When ...
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Does the tipping function on Instacart pay the company instead of the shopper?

A local news story reports the following: Workers behind Instacart, the grocery delivery company and app, say they’re getting punished for getting a tip. People who shop and deliver for the ...
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Do small businesses that are on the Internet grow twice as fast?

Google claims in their Project Loon video (1:07) that (transcription mine): And because small businesses that are on the internet grow twice as fast, everyone could create new opportunities for ...
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Did the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team lose $40 million dollars in the 2015-2016 NBA season?

There are several sources online that claim that the Cavaliers lost $40 million dollars for the 2015-2016 NBA season: The Cavs lost $40 million last season despite winning their first NBA ...
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“There is an annual cost of around $200 (£150) per employee associated with using passwords, not including the lost productivity,”

The statement made in the question title, comes from this BBC News article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49877317 This seems incredible to me, is there any basis for it?
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Have profits been taken from the social business, Ecosia?

Ecosia claims to be a "social business" working towards the cause of tree planting. The FAQ on their business model claims: In October 2018, Ecosia founder Christian Kroll announced that he has ...
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Are 91 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs in the United States white men?

Laura Mather wrote on Huff Post: Let’s start with the numbers: women represent about 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Minorities represent approximately 4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Therefore, only ...