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finance

(Encyclopedia) finance, theory and practice of conducting large public and private dealings in money. Important institutions of private finance include those that deal with…

Brewer's: Finance

(French). Revenue derived from fines or subsidies. In feudal times finance was money paid to a lord for a privilege. In the plural we use the word to signify available money resources.…

Reconstruction Finance Corporation

(Encyclopedia) Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), former U.S. government agency, created in 1932 by the administration of Herbert Hoover. Its purpose was to facilitate economic…

Business Statistics

Cite Check out stats on U.S. companies, the stock market, including a Dow 101 feature as well as the biggest one-day declines, foreign trade, motor vehicles sales, and shipping. US…

Brewer's: Black Friday

December 6th, 1745, the day on which the news arrived in London that the Pretender had reached Derby. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Black GameBlack Friars…

Brewer's: Default

Judgment by default is when the defendant does not appear in court on the day appointed. The judge gives sentence in favour of the plaintiff, not because the plaintiff is right, but from…

Campaign Finance

The Question: I'm looking for a list of the five biggest spending political action committees. Can you help me find an answer? The Answer: You should start your…

Business and Finance

The Charging Bull statue in New York's Financial District is a symbol of economic growth, as in a "bull economy." Business Stats and facts on U.S. business, the stock market, foreign trade and…