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"B.V.D." underwear is short for what name?

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Bradley, Voorhees & Day. In 1929, BVD hired Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller as their model and representative.

Bid and asked prices are quoted in what kind of trade market?

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Two-Sided. A two-sided market is when customers or market makers are lined up on both sides (buy and sell) of a stock.

How did Leslie Herbert Wexner make her billions?

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Limited Brands. Leslie Herbert Wexner ranked 84th on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List with a net worth of $3.1 billion.

The idea that every employee tends to rise to his or her level of incompetence is known as what?

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The Peter Principle. A concept of incompetence levels was formulated by Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull in their 1968 book "The Peter Principle".

What is the name of the currency in Angola?

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Kwanza. The kwanza was introduced following Angolan independence.

Where did Helen R. Walton, ranked 11th in the "Forbes" Top 100 Richest in the U.S. in 2006, make her billions?

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Wal-Mart. Helen R. Walton ranked 11th on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List was 86 years old in 2006 and was worth $15.3 billion.

"Swissy" is jargon for what?

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Swiss Franc. The Swiss franc is the only version of the franc still issued in Europe.

In the early 1950's, what did Sears market under the brand name "Allstates"?

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Automobiles. Sears' Allstate line included one car, and several scooters and motorcycles.

What does "LIFO" stand for?

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Last In First Out. Since the 1970's, U.S. companies have tended to use "LIFO" which reduces their income taxes in times of inflation.

What denotes a "bull market"?

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Rising Stock Prices. In a "bear market", stock prices decline.

Which hamburger chain is named for a character in the "Popeye" comics?

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Wimpy's. The portly J. Wellington Wimpy was famous for the line "I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

Who assumed the role of CEO at Chevron on February 1, 2018?

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Michael K. Wirth. Wirth earned a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado and joined Chevron as a design engineer in 1982.

What is a sight draft?

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Demand For Immediate Payment. A sight draft is payable upon presentation.

On January 1, 2007, which corporation was the first to produce a 1 terabyte hard drive?

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Hitachi. Based in Tokyo, Japan, Hitachi was founded as an electronics repair shop in 1910.

In financial terms, what is a CD?

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Certificate Of Deposit. A certificate of deposit is a time deposit, a financial product commonly offered to consumers by banks.

What industry did John D. Rockefeller achieve his monopoly in?

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Oil Industry. Rockefeller made his fortune in the oil industry.

What did Jacob Schick patent in 1928?

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The Electric Razor. Joe Namath was a spokesperson for Shick Razors in the late 1960s.

Most people have played a Sega game, but what is Sega short for?

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Service Games. The SEGA Master System originally flopped in the U.S.

 

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