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What company once owned Harley-Davidson?

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AMF. William S. Harley was 21 when he first designed an engine to be attached to a bicycle in 1901.

How often the floating rate changes is known as the what?

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Reset Frequency. The floating rate can change several times in a year.

When was the New York Stock Exchange closed for a bank holiday declared by Franklin D. Roosevelt?

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March, 1933. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a bank holiday beginning March 5, 1933; many insolvent banks were permanently closed after this.

On July 27, 2018, the Walt Disney Company announced the acquisition of which mass media corporation?

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21st Century Fox. Key assets acquired by Disney in the Fox deal include 20th Century Fox Films, Fox Television Group including FX, and a 30% share in Hulu.

What is another name for a minister?

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Preacher. Being a preacher requires no formal training.

Sushi bonds are issued by what country?

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Japan. A Sushi Bond is a bond that is not denominated in yen and is issued in any market by a Japanese financial institution.

After-tax profit margins reflect the ratio of net income to what?

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Net Sales. Net sales is gross sales reduced by customer discounts, returns, freight out and allowances.

How did Barbara Cox Anthony make her billions?

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Cox Enterprises. Barbara Cox Anthony, ranked 17th on "Forbes 2006 Rich List", calls Honolulu, Hawaii home.

What do we call the person who cuts meat for eating?

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Butcher. The first butcher guilds were formed in England around 1272.

Where on the trading floor does the trading of commodities take place?

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Pit. A pit is a specific area designed for the trading of commodities, individual futures, or option contracts.

What company trades on the NY Stock Exchange under the symbol SHLD?

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Sears. Sears first issued stock to the public in 1906.

Who parlayed a string of strip clubs into a publishing empire?

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Larry Flynt. Larry Flynt was paralyzed from the waist down by injuries sustained in a 1978 assassination attempt.

How did Jacqueline Mars, 22nd on the 2006 "Forbes" Top 100 Richest in the U.S. make her billions?

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Candy. Jacqueline Mars ranked 22nd on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List was 67 years old in 2006 and was worth $10.5 billion.

What country is the chemical company D-S-M located in?

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Netherlands. DSM employs about 22,000 people on five continents.

In what year was the Nautilus exercise machine first sold?

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1970. The Nautilus made fitness guru Arthur Jones a multimillionaire.

How did super-rich David Geffen make his billions?

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Movies And Music. David Geffen ranked 50th on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List calls Malibu, CA home and was worth $4.6 billion.

What is another name for a firm that operates in more than one country?

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Multinational Corporation. The NYSE merged with Deutsche Boerse on February 15, 2011.

When were the terms "bull" and "bear" first formally used to describe types of investors?

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1775. "Every Man His Own Broker" by Thomas Mortimer is the first known formal use of the financial terms "Bull" and "Bear".

What was the first company listed on the New York Stock Exchange?

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Bank Of New York. The trading symbol for the Bank of New York is BK.

What is the annual money return as a percentage of asset value?

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Money Rate Of Return. The NYSE is located at 11 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.

 

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