By The Numbers

A supercharging battery…that doesn’t last super long

Marketplace Staff Nov 16, 2015
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That’s how many billions of dollars China’s Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd says it will spend to create a chip empire, aiming to become the third-largest producer in the world. As Reuters writes, that’s almost as much money as Intel netted in revenue last year.

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That’s how many years Coca-Cola’s classic bottle shape has been around — the patent is dated November 16, 1915. Famous for its sleek curves and vertical grooves, the soda’s container has become just as iconic as the product itself. It’s credited with helping to establish America as a force in industrial design.

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That’s how many minutes it takes for the Huawei lithium-ion battery to charge to 68 percent. Don’t get too excited, though. As BBC Tech notes, the Chinese tech company’s battery doesn’t last very long when used in a cell phone.

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That’s how many U.S. airlines — American, United and Delta — are are accusing their counterparts in the Persian Gulf of rigging competition. They claim the Gulf carriers are pulling in billions of dollars in aid from their governments. Through the Partnership for Open and Fair Skies, the airlines claim they have evidence of $42 billion in aid that oil-rich Gulf states have provided to their airlines.

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