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03.18.10

A History of Financial Instruments

Stan Reybern

The concept of buying on credit goes back as far as 4000 BC and many fortunes have been made and lost through market speculation since the 17th century.

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01.05.10

The 12 Biggest Mergers in American History

Stan Reybern

Mergers are fairly common as far as business activities go. In fact, it is probably safe to say that businesses of one size or another join forces every day of the week, due to the increased efficiency or market share such arrangements offer. Not all mergers are so casual, however. Indeed, some companies, simply by merging, send waves throughout the economy, sometimes changing the way business is done within entire industries.

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