Google Corporation has no debt on its balance sheet in 2008, but paid $1.6 billion in taxes. Assume that Google's marginal tax rate is 35% and Google's borrowing cost is 7%. Assume that investors hold Google stock in retirement accounts that are free from personal taxes. If Google were to issue sufficient debt to reduce its taxes by $1 billion per year permanently, then the amount that Google needs to borrow is closest to: A. $14.25 billion B. $22.00 billion C. $24.50 billion D. $40.75 billion

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