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1. Bank of America was originally called "The Bank of Italy." It was founded by Amadeo Giannini in 1904 to cater to Italian immigrants in San Francisco.
2. The Mall, the biggest departmental store in Washington, D. C. is 1.4 times bigger than the Vatican City.
3. The first Ford cars had engines made by Dodge.
4. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.
5. The Bank of New York was the first listed company on the New York Stock Exchange, in 1792.
6. Arby's was named for brothers Forrest and LeRoy Raffel (the Raffel Brothers, or RB)
7. Believe it or not, the shopping cart wasn't invented until 1937, by Oklahoma grocery store owner Sylvan Goldman, who had only an 8th grade education. The design was based on a wooden folding chair.
8. Conveniently, credit card companies are all headquartered in states with high or no cap on interest rates such as Utah, South Dakota, and Delaware.
9. Xerox inventor Chestor Carlson, named his product for the dry copying technique that he invented. The Greek root `xer' means dry.
10. To celebrate its one-hundredth anniversary in 1860, tobacco company Lorillard put random $100 bills in packages of its Century brand of tobacco.