By The Numbers

CEO goes to jail for peanut conspiracy

Marketplace Contributor Sep 22, 2015

That’s the number of positions that Bank of America CEO and Chairman Brian Moynihan  holds at the company. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Bank of America shareholders voted Tuesday to keep Brian Moynihan in both roles, a decision that some critics argue is problematic given that one of the chairman’s main responsibilities is to oversee the CEO. 

$7 million

That’s how much NASA spends to monitor the amount of junk humans have left floating in outer space. The U.S. government is closely monitoring the matter to prevent collisions, which could interfere with critical Department of Defense and  telecommunications  equipment. 


That’s the portion of  Apple’s global revenue derived from sales in China. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook will be among the many business leaders meeting with President Xi Jinping in Seattle today for his first visit to the US as his country’s leader. 


That’s the number of years former Peanut Corp. of America CEO Stewart Parnell was sentenced to jail for conspiracy to ship peanuts contaminated with salmonella. The company’s tainted products were linked to the deaths of nine people according to Bloomberg

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