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Amazon and Google spent $7.5 million lobbying politicians in the first 3 months of 2021

20 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon CEO and cofounder Jeff Bezos.
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Amazon spent just shy of $5 million lobbying politicians in the first three months of 2021.
Google similarly splashed out on lobbying, to the tune of nearly $3 million.
In both cases, the companies set new personal records for lobbying expenditures.
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Amazon and Google broke personal records for lobbying payouts in the first three months of 2021: The two American conglomerates collectively spent $7.5 million on federal lobbying between January 1 and March 31. Amazon was the...
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How 3.5 million oysters are harvested at this Virginia farm every year

21 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Located on Virginia's Mobjack Bay, this aquaculture farm is one of the largest on the East Coast.
We went inside Ward Oyster Company to see how it harvests 3.5 million oysters every year.
Since 1996, they've gone from farming 100,000 oysters per year to 3.5 million in 2019.
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Following is a transcription of the video. Narrator : These cages contain more than 30 million oysters. They are grown here at one of the largest oyster farms on the East Coast, but these little guys are hard to cultivate. They need constant care, or else an entire crop can...
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