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Terry Semel was the CEO of what internet company from 2001-07?

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Yahoo!. Terry Semel was given stock options of over $110 million as a bonus when he joined Yahoo! in 2001.

How did super-rich Donald Edward Newhouse make his billions?

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Publishing. Donald Edward Newhouse ranked 38th on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List calls Somerset County, NJ home and was worth $7.3 billion.

What company was formed by the merger of the Dutch company Margarine Unie with Lever Brothers?

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Unilever. The U.S. division of Unilever continued to carry the Lever Brothers name until the 1990's.

What does the term "gap opening" mean as it relates to the price of a stock?

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Big Change From Closing To Opening. A gap opening usually occurs when either good or bad news is publicized after the close of the market.

How many people own a sole proprietorship business?

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One. A sole proprietorship is also known as a sole trader.

What is the nickname of the day that George Soros sold over $10 billion worth of British currency?

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Black Wednesday. "Black Wednesday" occurred on September 16, 1992, and Soros earned an estimated $1.1 billion from his currency trading.

Jack Welch is the ex-chairman of which company?

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GE. GE owns CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, Mun2TV, the Sci-Fi channel, Trio, the USA network and Universal Pictures.

Which denomination of U.S. paper currency had Abraham Lincoln's picture on it in 2007?

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$5 Bill. Five dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in red straps.

What is the main trading area of the New York Stock Exchange called?

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The Pit. The NYSE trading area is called the pit because of the three steps in the floor, used so participants can be seen by the floor traders.

Where did Charles R Schwab, ranked 51st in the "Forbes" Top 100 Richest in the U.S. in 2006 make his billions?

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Discount Stock Brokerage. Charles R. Schwab ranked 51st on "Forbes" 2006 Rich List was 69 years old in 2006 and was worth $4.6 billion.

Which financial institution offered their clients "a piece of the rock"?

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Prudential. Prudential is known for its "Rock of Gibraltar" logo.

Who was appointed CEO by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on 21 July 2018?

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Mike Manley. Manley formerly served for nine years as the head of FCA's Jeep division.

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.

Which Presidential candidate was nicknamed "The Barefoot Boy from Wall Street"?

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Wendell Wilkie. Wendell Wilkie ran for President against and lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is another name for a minister?

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Preacher. Being a preacher requires no formal training.

 

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