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Did Amazon pay $0 in US taxes in 2018?

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 ...
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Does Shell get $2 billion a year in subsidies from the US government?

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 ...
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Does Shell get $2 billion a year in subsidies from the US government?

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 ...
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Was a package of McDonald's dipping sauce just sold for almost $15K?

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. ...
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Did ARM sell more chips in 2015 than Intel has in its entire history?

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 ...
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Has an engineer called Trevor Jackson invented a revolutionary battery allowing for a car range of 1500 miles?

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 ...
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Are 91 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs in the United States white men?

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 ...
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Do 82% of women making $100K per year in the US do it through home based businesses?

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 ...
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Has an engineer called Trevor Jackson invented a revolutionary battery allowing for a car range of 1500 miles?

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: ...
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Does limiting the price of pharmaceuticals lower the number of new treatments produced?

No. It's a very one-sided and theoretical propaganda claim based on transparently faulty assumptions. The most egregious of these – let's call it in good faith – 'errors' are these four: "...
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Do 90% of startups fail?

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 ...
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Are DNA testing companies building a DNA database for commercial applications?

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 ...
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