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The far left website Eclectablog may have set an Internet record for highest percentage of words in a headline being “Koch.”

For the Record says: Koch Derangement Syndrome? Forbes lists Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $82.4 billion, as the richest man in the world. He invested $250 million in The New York Times in 2009 and is reportedly planning to double his stake in the liberal news company by the end of 2014. Bill Gates ($80.6 billion) and Warren Buffett ($67 billion) were No. 2 and No. 3 on the Forbes list of world billionaires and they both contributed to President Barack Obama’s campaign. Charles and David Koch both have a net worth of $41.9 billion and are listed as No. 6.

Like most powerful innovations, Uber disrupts the status quo by competing with established business interests. In Washington, D.C., the service was an instant hit with city residents - and almost as quickly found itself at odds with D.C.'s powerful taxi lobby and its allies on the city council.


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