Talking Points: Robocalls, Forbes 400 List, US Oil Production

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Robocalls, Forbes 400 List, US Oil Production

YouMail, a robocall blocker, estimated there were 29 billion robocalls placed in America in 2016. TheOutline.com November 20, 2017

In 1982, a wealthy American needed $75 million ($189 million in today’s dollars) to enter the Forbes 400 list. The minimum wealth necessary in 2017: $2 billion. CNBC.com November 9, 2017

“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” Benjamin Franklin

Nearly a third of all web orders are returned, compared with just 9% of purchases made at brick-and-mortar stores. Processing and reshipping all those returned items can eat up between 20% and 65% of an e-retailer’s cost of goods sold. Bloomberg.com, November 3, 2017

Home foreclosures have dropped to the lowest on record. MarketWatch.com, November 14, 2017

The total US oil production is forecast to average 9.2 million barrels a day in 2017 and 9.9 million barrels a day in 2018. That would be the highest annual US output ever, taking out the previous record of 9.6 million set in 1970. U.S. Energy Information Administration, November 7, 2017

“America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.” Alexander Graham Bell

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