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Photo illustration with text “1% The decline in the number of patents granted in the United States last year. “
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1%: That’s the approximate decline in the number of patents granted in the United States last year, according to TechCrunch.

The drop in the number of patents granted — from 354,428 in 2019 to 352,013 — seems likely to be a side effect of the pandemic’s general drag on the…

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45%: The share of U.S. companies that give employees a paid day off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Source: CNBC
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45%: That’s the share of U.S. companies that gives employees a paid day off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, according to a 2019 Bloomberg Law survey, as reported by CNBC.

Since 1983, the third Monday in January has been observed as a federal holiday that honors civil rights leader…

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20: The number of women in the U.S. who led their companies from startup to IPO Source: Business Insider
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20: That’s the number of women startup founders who have led their companies to an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange — since its founding 204 years ago — or the Nasdaq, according to an analysis by Business Insider.

If you include companies that are no longer publicly traded…

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“56 — The number of people who reached billionaire status during the pandemic” text w/ generic stock market graph background
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56: That’s how many newly minted billionaires the United States gained between mid-March and December 2020, bringing the total number to 659, according to a report by the Institute of Policy Studies and Americans for Tax Fairness, per NBC News.

These individuals have seen their collective net worth increase by…

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“$29.5 billion — Gaming startup Roblox’s new valuation, following a $520 million private fundraising round” with Roblox photo
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$29.5 billion: That’s gaming startup Roblox’s new valuation, following a $520 million private fundraising round this week. Roblox — a platform that allows users to create their own games and socialize in virtual spaces like concerts and birthday parties — saw a sevenfold increase in valuation since its last funding…

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Marker # of the Day text “$4.2 billion ” placed on a backdrop of rolls  of US dollars.
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$4.2 billion: That’s the value of 22,529 loans issued under the Paycheck Protection Program that were identified as being subject to “fraud, waste, or abuse” in an October report by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

A separate investigation by the Wall Street Journal identified around $2 billion…

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Graphic asset for Marker # of Day — 74: That’s how long it’s been since Chinese billionaire Jack Ma was last seen in public.
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74 days: That’s how long it’s been since Chinese billionaire Jack Ma was last seen in public.

On October 24, at the Bund Summit in Shanghai, the co-founder and former chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba gave a speech in which he criticized China’s regulatory framework. This invoked the ire…

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$3.9 billion — Peloton’s expected total revenue in 2021, after reporting Q1 sales growth of 232%. Source: CNBC
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$3.9 billion: That’s the total revenue Peloton expects to earn in 2021 — nearly twice as much as it earned in 2020. In November, the at-home fitness startup reported eye-popping year-over-year sales growth: 232% for the first quarter of its 2021 fiscal year.

This surge in sales occurred less than…

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