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…ČEZ was said to have selected a mysterious company called CEEI to construct a billion dollar nuclear storage facility for the Czech Republic. The company’s paper trace ends in U.B.I.E, a company registered in Liechtenstein. Russia’s…

Zynga approached a billion dollars in revenue in four years since inception, surpassing the market value of the longtime console game company Electronic Arts. Zynga’s rapid growth has been seen as an indicator of the vastly different…

Zen is one of Yandex’s experimental business activities. According to data from 2015, this segment earned the company almost half a billion rubles in revenue. In Q2 2016, Zen and other experimental services brought in 153 million rubles in…

… and skill are insufficient rewards.He sees a billion young people, over the next few decades, searching not just for jobs, but for more interesting and exciting jobs, and being increasingly demanding as they become more educated and their…

Yosef Abramowitz pioneered the Jewish webzine, in 1996, and websites that he established have recorded over half a billion page views, and have reached more Jews than ever before with an affirming, inclusive and relevant message about Jewish life.

Xigris was designed to fight sepsis, a condition that kills more than 200,000 Americans annually. It was the only approved drug for sepsis, and it costs $8,000 to treat a single patient. Lilly hoped it would be a blockbuster, with sales of at least a billion dollars a year. But after five years on the market, sales were only $200 million.

World War II presented the Bureau of Yards and Docks with the greatest challenge in its history. The value of the naval shore establishment in 1939 was estimated at less than half a billion dollars; by 1945 the shore establishment was worth at least $6.5 billion. All of this new construction was carried out under the Bureau’s cognizance.

World War II brought an enormous expansion of production, topping off at a billion bushels in 1944. During the war and after large-scale wheat and flour exports were part of Lend Lease and the foreign assistance programs. In 1966 exports…

Woman in the Moon (La Donna della Luna, also known as The Moon Woman and The Night of the Full Moon) is a 1988 Italian romantic drama film written and directed by Vito Zagarrio. It was produced by Rete Italia with a budget of about a billion lire.

… 359 is a flare star that can undergo sudden increases in luminosity for several minutes. These flares emit strong bursts of X-ray and gamma ray radiation that have been observed by space telescopes. Wolf 359 is a relatively young star with an age of less than a billion years. No companions or disks of debris have been detected in orbit around it.

Wittwer developed a chemical known as Gibberellins. He wrote Feeding a Billion (1987) and Food, Climate, and Carbon Dioxide: The Global Environment and World Food Production (1995). Another book he wrote was Greenhouse Tomatoes, Lettuce and Cucumber (1979).

Within a billion years of a galaxy’s formation, key structures begin to appear. Globular clusters, the central supermassive black hole, and a galactic bulge of metal-poor Population II stars form. The creation of a supermassive black hole…

With the contribution made by this splendid vessel, the CGT ended the year 1928 with record earnings. For the first time the company’s receipts exceeded a billion francs, and half of this derived from the New York service, which had…

… cinema admissions in Germany exceeded a billion, and the biggest box office hits of the war years were Die große Liebe (1942) and Wunschkonzert (1941), which both combine elements of the musical, wartime romance and patriotic propaganda,…

With ten hours left, Maya is thinking along similar lines. The odds are a billion to one they could have randomly landed on a habitable planet. All Logan’s recalculations have indicated their location as Earth. The inescapable conclusion…

With revenues of over a billion Canadian dollars a year, FGL Sports Ltd. (FGL) accounts for 16.4% of the Canadian sporting goods retailing market, which in 2003 was worth CDN$6.753 billion. FGL competes on a regional basis with independent…

… it is also an important economic sector. The handicraft industry employs thousands of people in towns and villages across the country. About half a billion dollar worth of handicraft is exported every year, and many more is consumed domestically.

With an endowment of more than $400 million (and half a billion dollars raised between 2001 and 2013), the Huntington is among the wealthiest cultural institutions in the United States. It has undertaken major restorations and construction…

… remaining aerobic life to die out via asphyxiation, leaving behind only simple anaerobic prokaryotes. When the Sun becomes 10% brighter in about a billion years, Earth will suffer a moist greenhouse effect resulting in its oceans boiling away,…

… for the breeding of Arabian horses. Kellogg started the Kellogg Foundation in 1934 with $66 million in Kellogg company stock and investments, a donation that would be worth over a billion dollars in today’s economy. Kellogg continued to be a major philanthropist throughout his life.

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