Definition of billon
1 : gold or silver heavily alloyed with a less valuable metal
2 : an alloy of silver containing more than 50 percent of copper by weight
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This year, Netflix will spend something in the realm of $6 billon on original programming, more than any media company apart from ESPN.
The European Commission has asked Italy to reduce its 2017 budget deficit by about €3.4 billon ($3.64 billion), an Italian Treasury official said, to avoid an excessive-deficit procedure that could include fines.
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