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Real estate economics.

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022.

Abstract:Real estate economics is a branch of financial activity and research that deals with land and buildings that people may own, rent, buy, or sell. Land ownership has been a major pillar of world civilizations for thousands of years. In the twenty-first c...

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Shadow Banking System.

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 4p.

Abstract:"Shadow banking system" refers to a collection of financial institutions and practices that are outside of the traditional, more regulated banking system. Traditional banks are monitored by the government to ensure that they remain financially sound by...

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Accounting.

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 5p.

Abstract:Accounting is that part of a business that accounts for and reports on that company’s financial activities. Any financial activity is a matter of numbers, but numbers do not speak for themselves. They must be interpreted honestly and efficiently to hel...

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Economic value added (EVA).

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 2p.

Abstract:Economic value added (EVA), also called “economic profit,” is a measurement of a company’s financial performance. EVA is based on residual income, and it measures the value a company receives from a particular investment. EVA is most common among large...

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United States Senate Committee on Finance.

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 4p.

Abstract:The United States House Committee on Finance is a legislative committee presided over by members of the Senate. The committee oversees legislative affairs related to a range of federal finance matters. Its primary responsibility lies with taxation and ...

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Mathematical finance.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:Mathematical finance, also known as quantitative finance, is a field of mathematics that deals with investing and the financial markets. The financial markets encompass the marketplace where people trade equities, bonds, and currencies, collectively kn...

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Title loan.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. 2p.

Abstract:In personal finance, a title loan is a type of loan in which the borrower offers the ownership rights, or title, of an asset to the lender as collateral. In the vast majority of cases, the borrower will use the ownership title to his or her personal ve...

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Sudden wealth strategy.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. 2p.

Abstract:In personal finance, sudden wealth strategy is the method through which an individual manages an unexpected influx of money. The windfall is usually a larger amount than a person is accustomed to handling. An individual can receive sudden wealth throug...

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Kmart Corp. Becomes the Largest Retailer in U.S. History to File for Bankruptcy.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. 1p.

Abstract:Kmart began in 1962 as a discount division of five-and-dime store S.S. Kresge Company and became a fixture in the American landscape. In 1997 the company signed up Martha Stewart, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia did $1.6 billion in sales through Km...

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Social enterprise.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:Social enterprises are businesses that use strategies from the commercial sector to try to build a better world. They focus on addressing social, environmental, and human justice issues. Such organizations often take an entrepreneurial approach to solv...

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