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When Bernie Sanders claimed Amazon didn't pay federal income taxes in 2017, Snopes wrote a helpful article: In regards to U.S. federal income taxes, the claim that Amazon paid none in 2017 is almost certainly factual. While Amazon’s tax filings are not public, their SEC filing for the year 2017 illustrates that the company used the tax code expertly (and ...


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The infographic is false. Shell does not receive $2 Billion in subsidies a year. They do receive tax breaks, but not for "no real reason". The $2 Billion claim in the infographic seems to be either a misrepresentation or a misreading of values found on some websites online. An approximate value of $2 Billion for Royal Dutch Shell has been ...


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The number in your claim appears to come from a 2014 report by a "subsidy tracking group" called Good Jobs First, quoted in an article in "cheatsheet.com" about corporate welfare recipients. They said: Shell received $2.04 billion across 79 subsidies But they did not say "per year". It seems to be a total. Something crucial to keep in mind when you ...


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Yes, there was an eBay auction where someone purported to have an original package of the Mulan Szechuan Dipping sauce from McDonalds. Yes, someone used the eBay system to make a bid of $14,700. However, there are good reasons to believe the original item was faked, and no good reason to believe the bid was actually paid. The picture in the eBay listing ...


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It depends what you mean by "sold a chip". Intel designs, fabricates and sells a wide range of chips, so for Intel the answer is simple (they don't license out their designs). But ARM doesn't manufacture anything physical. ARM produces the designs for microprocessors. Actual manufacturers such as Broadcom then license the designs, integrate them with other ...


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While I don't know if this particular company is doing something useful or not, I can talk about what an aluminum battery could be used for in electric cars. In general, electric cars use lithium ion batteries. The problem is that in order to get a decent range, you need a lot of batteries. From an engineering perspective, these batteries are heavy, which ...


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The article you ask about references good sources that back up its claims. The article is specifically about Fortune 500 company CEOs, so this answer will be about that. The article cites its sources for both the 5% women and 4% minorities figures, based on Fortune 500 surveys. Based on these, at least 91% of Fortune 500 CEOs are white men.


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The claim that is posted in the image seems to be an altered version of the claim that "82% of Women in the U.S. who make $100K+, Did it Through Direct Sales" I was unable to find a claim that matched your image word for word, but I was able to find [1], [2], [3], and [4] using the very similar phrasing that I quoted. From searching the internet for a ...


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This is not intended as a complete answer, but we do know the inventor does exist and has made these claims. But the articles are misleading, especially the Daily Mail one using language like this: Imagine the satisfaction of driving your environmentally friendly electric car for 1,500 miles without having to stop to recharge the battery – a distance ...


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TL;DR In the US, fewer than 90% of startups fail in the first 10 years. In India, more than 90% startups in India fail in the first 5 years. Failure rates depend on year and region. First-time entrepreneurs are more likely to fail. According to IBM (emphasis IBM's and not mine): More than 90% startups in India fail in their first 5 years. Lack of pioneering ...


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This isn't exactly a secret. 23&me talk about it on their blog. They seem pretty proud of it. One of the options when you send your sample to them is a box for whether you consent to your data being used in research. https://blog.23andme.com/news/a-note-on-23andmes-new-collaboration-with-gsk/ We have also built a significant research team that has ...


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