Fast Facts: April 20

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  • Bill Gates earns $250 per second.
  • The New York Stock Exchange started out in a coffee house.
  • The earliest known example of an organized market for equities dates from Rome, second century B.C.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
  • It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.