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April 21, 2014
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 Little Laughs!
What is the worst kind of cat? 
CAT-astro-phe !
 
What do you get when you cross snowman with vampire
Frost-Bite.
 
What kind of air can you breath?
Billionaire.
 
Why did Dino go to the hospital?

Because he was (Dino) "Saur".
 
How do you make eleven even?

Take away the "el."

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How do you make seven even?

Take away the "s"

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Why did the chicken cross the railroad track?

Because it wanted to get to the Chick train.

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What is a duck on the 4th of July?

A Fire-Quacker!!

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Knock, Knock...Who is there?Banana...Banana who?  Banana...Banana who?Banana...Banana who? Apple...Aren't you glad I didn't say banana?

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Are you 5?

No! I am not 5!  I am 4.95 plus shipping and handling!

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Knock knock...Who is there?  Panther!Panther, who?   PantH-or-no-PantH I am going Thwiming!

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Laughs above are credited to kids and various sources.
 

Business fun facts!

 

Over $18 Trillion a year is spend on Consumer Goods worldwide. Women account for almost two third of it. Just think about this women power!

Did you know the ancestry of American people? It is a melting pot of immigrants from all over the world. This trend continues today. These immigrants make the America great, including best in business.

There are over 300 million Americans. Ancestry of Americans include approximately Germans over 14%, African American 12%, Irish 12%, English 8%, Mexican 8%, Italian 6%, Hispanic 5%, French 4%, Polish Scottish, Dutch, Norwegian, Scotch-Irish, Native American, and Swedish are between 1-3% but add up to 11%. The rest are from other countries.

About US housing

At the end of 2008 approximately 7 out of 10 people in the US owned a home. The US population is over 300 million.

In 2008, $3.3 Trillion was the total loss in value for the US housing market. In early 2006 housing market value was close to $9.4 Trillion.

Not so fun fact…there are over 15 million home owners with questionable mortgage loans. Experts believe that 2/3 or over 10 million have potential of foreclosure...but this number is going down
 

The DOW bounces back up 380 points and recovers previous weeks loss

The DOW was up 380 points or 2.4%, the S&P500 was up 47 points or 2.6%, and NASDAQ was up 57 points or 1.4%, for this week ending April 17th.  It was a 4-day trading week.  Markets were closed on Friday for Good Friday holiday.  Also, oil was up $3.26 to $104.59 per barrel.

 

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What is Currency and Foreign Currency Exchange rate? Volume 14. What is stronger or weaker currency? Volume 20. What does the dollar slide mean? Volume 32.

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How to read stock information? Volume 25.

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What is a Recession? What is a Depression? Volume 48.

What is Mergers & Acquisition (M&A)? What is a Merger? Volume 49.

What is ADR? Volume 62.

What does buying back of shares means? Volume 63.

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Who is the new Federal Reserve Chair? Volume 382.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We use multiple information resources, such as, news websites, company websites, stock exchanges, newspapers, text books, and other educational resources.

Apr 14-17, 2014

Weekly Stock Market

Markets Up or Down?

Random Walk of stocks?

Buy Low? or Sell High?

Index

Change

Last

DOW

Up 380

16,409

S&P500

Up 47

1,865

NASDAQ

Up 57

4,096

 

Foreign Exchange Rate

$1 is equal to

Currency

Change

Last

Euro (€)

European Union

0.00

0.72

Yen (¥)

Japan

-0.80

102.43

Pound (£)

United Kingdom

0.00

0.60

Yuan ()

China

-0.01

6.22

Rupee (Rs.)

India

-0.08

60.28

Canadian (C$)

Canada

0.00

1.10

Your Favorite Stocks

Company

Bought one stock in Jan-14

This week stock is?

Your gain or loss?

$76.40

$79.99

$3.95

$60.96

$66.34 $5.38

$96.81

$100.25 $3.44

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