GM. In 2008, 8.35 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under its many brands.
Electronics. CDW Corporation, headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, is a reseller of computer hardware, software and supplies.
Trading. Trading of securities occurs on Wall Street.
Investments. Eli Broad ranked 42nd on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List was 73 years old in 2006 and was worth $5.8 billion.
$0.13. The $.13 rate for a first class letter was set December 31, 1975 and increased to $.18 May 29, 1978.
Ledger Cash. Ledger cash is the net cash balance.
Twelve. When the Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published, the index stood at 40.94.
Odd Lot. Inactive stocks are generally sold in lots of 10.
Leverage. The first stock brokers, or "courratiers de change," were in 12th century France.
Google. Sergey Brin ranked 12th on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List calls Palo Alto, CA home and was worth $14.1 billion.
Sarsaparilla. The world headquarters for Anheuser-Busch is in St. Louis, Missouri.
One Billion. The name "Nintendo" translated from Japanese to English means "Leave Luck to Heaven".
Investments. Harold Clark Simmons ranked 63rd on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List calls Dallas, TX home and was worth $4.1 billion.
Inheritance. Barbara Piasecka Johnson ranked 99th on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List was 69 years old in 2006 and was worth $2.8 billion.
The Curb Exchange. The American Stock Exchange was originally started by traders standing on the curb in New York City.
Retail Brand Alliance. Brooks Brothers was founded in 1818.
Sydney. The Australian Stock Exchange was established around 1861.
Its Value Decreases. "Plain vanilla" is the opposite of an exotic instrument, which creates a more complex security.
Overvalued Asset. The term "watered stock" is most commonly used with reference to a form of securities fraud.
Lithuania. Lithuania is the 36th country to join the OECD, which was founded in 1961 to stimulate world trade and economic progress.