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Billion

1. One thousand million in the short scale numbering system.

2. One million million in the long scale number system. This number is known, perhaps more commonly, as one trillion.
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All the States and Territories of the Union, and all the kingdoms of the earth and the islands of the sea are laid out here just as they are on the globe - all the same shape they are down there, and all graded to the relative size, only each State and realm and island is a good many billion times bigger here than it is below.
You see, America was occupied a billion years and more, by Injuns and Aztecs, and that sort of folks, before a white man ever set his foot in it.
Your twenty- four billions of wealth does not give you twenty-five cents' worth of governmental power.
FARM SUBSIDIES--In successive five-year plans, the government allocates money to farm programs that cost consumers billions in inflated food prices.
Raising excise taxes on cigarettes and alcohol will undoubtedly depress sales in the long run and hence free up many of these billions for the rest of the economy.
EISA is supported by 16 European associations representing 1585 companies of all sizes, employing 600 000 people and generating revenues of 50 billions of euros (55 billions of US dollars).
spent $643 billion on ICT in 1997, twice as much as Japan at $317 billion.
Twelve have market caps of more than $1 billion, such as Dole Food Co.
with $1 billion in market cap and a stock price of only $35 a share.
75 billion ($1,55 billion); and (2) acquiring controlling interest in Enersis Group and Endesa Chile (EOC), through a Pta.
134 billion ($830 million) in lower cost in 2003 compared to 1996 cos end of June 1999, Endesa's international business workforce was 16,834 employees.
08 Billion ($75 Million) Reduction in Annual Financial Expenses.