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What company owns the Cadillac, Buick and Pontiac brands?

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GM. In 2008, 8.35 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under its many brands.

What does the CDW Company sell?

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Electronics. CDW Corporation, headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, is a reseller of computer hardware, software and supplies.

Buying and selling securities is called what?

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Trading. Trading of securities occurs on Wall Street.

Where did Eli Broad, ranked 42nd in the "Forbes" Top 100 Richest in the U.S. in 2006, make his billions?

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Investments. Eli Broad ranked 42nd on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List was 73 years old in 2006 and was worth $5.8 billion.

What was the cost of a first-class stamp in 1977?

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$0.13. The $.13 rate for a first class letter was set December 31, 1975 and increased to $.18 May 29, 1978.

What is another term for book cash?

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Ledger Cash. Ledger cash is the net cash balance.

How many stocks were on the original Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896?

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Twelve. When the Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published, the index stood at 40.94.

What is a lot of less than 100 shares called?

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Odd Lot. Inactive stocks are generally sold in lots of 10.

What is the use of debt financing?

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Leverage. The first stock brokers, or "courratiers de change," were in 12th century France.

How did super-rich Sergey Brin make his billions?

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Google. Sergey Brin ranked 12th on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List calls Palo Alto, CA home and was worth $14.1 billion.

Anheuser-Busch survived prohibition by selling commercial yeast and what?

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Sarsaparilla. The world headquarters for Anheuser-Busch is in St. Louis, Missouri.

In 1996, Nintendo celebrated a milestone in the number of game cartridges sold with how many?

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One Billion. The name "Nintendo" translated from Japanese to English means "Leave Luck to Heaven".

How did super-rich Harold Clark Simmons make his billions?

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Investments. Harold Clark Simmons ranked 63rd on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List calls Dallas, TX home and was worth $4.1 billion.

How did Barbara Piasecka Johnson, 99th on the 2006 "Forbes" Top 100 Richest in the U.S. make her billions?

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Inheritance. Barbara Piasecka Johnson ranked 99th on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List was 69 years old in 2006 and was worth $2.8 billion.

Until 1921, what was the American Stock Exchange known as?

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The Curb Exchange. The American Stock Exchange was originally started by traders standing on the curb in New York City.

Brooks Brothers is owned by what company?

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Retail Brand Alliance. Brooks Brothers was founded in 1818.

The main Australian Stock Exchange is located in which city?

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Sydney. The Australian Stock Exchange was established around 1861.

With other factors constant, what happens to a "plain vanilla" bond when interest rates rise?

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Its Value Decreases. "Plain vanilla" is the opposite of an exotic instrument, which creates a more complex security.

How would a "watered stock" be described?

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Overvalued Asset. The term "watered stock" is most commonly used with reference to a form of securities fraud.

Which country joined the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on July 5, 2018?

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Lithuania. Lithuania is the 36th country to join the OECD, which was founded in 1961 to stimulate world trade and economic progress.

 
 

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