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Exxon Mobil Reports Quarterly Resuts; Profits Fall by 66%

The world's largets oil company Exxon mobil reported a 66% drop in profits in the second quarter. This was, according to the company officials, due to a steep fall in oil prices in the last year. The company reported that its net income was $3.95 billion ( 81 cents a share ), a sharp fall from...

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What Is Racketeering?

In a nutshell, racketeering is an illegal business scheme set up by a group with the goal of making a profit. Activities can include bribery, sexual exploitation of children, and illegal gambling—though there are much, much more. For example, the group may be involved in theft, fraud or extortion...

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What Is a Certificate of Title?

Real estate properties have certificates of title that serve as proof of an owner that he or she possesses the property in question. The certificate of title is a legal document that identifies an owner of a real property, whether it is land or tangible assets. Aside from naming the owner of the...

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How to Prepare for a Wedding Planner Career

Are you thinking about becoming a wedding planner?   If you've got the right stuff, this career can be fun, rewarding and financially lucrative.   Here are five quick tips to help you plan and prepare for your career as a wedding planner. This article was adapted from How...

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How to Prepare for a Construction Manager Career

One of the biggest parts of any economy is in construction.   If you are interested in forming a career in the construction industry, consider becoming a construction manager.   As a manager you will be working on construction projects and playing a big role in their successful...

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What Are Consumables?

Consumables refer to items or goods that are bought on a recurring basis because of the fact that they are used up regularly. More often than not, consumables are considered to be essential in the daily operations of businesses. While consumption may go down during times of economic crisis,...

Kristen Cavallari Engaged to Jay Cutler

Kristen Cavallari Engaged to Jay Cutler

The Hills actress Kristin Cavallari is engaged to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. The pair announced their upcoming nuptials after a weekend in Cabo San Lucas during which Cutler presented Cavallari with a 5.2 carat diamond bauble. Cavallari and Cutler have been dating since last fall....

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MBA Students Must Adapt to Land That Dream Job

Students contemplating the pursuit of an MBA degree need to be heedful of rapidly changing dynamics in the business sector. Many students graduating with an MBA degree are finding themselves on the outside looking in. MBA candidates need to analyze the current business climate and choose the right...

What Is a Brand Name?

What Is a Brand Name?

Using a brand name for products or service is a natural progression from the ancient custom of putting a brand on a person’s personal property or belongings. Putting a mark on anything – pottery, clothing, forged tools – was a way to make these products distinguishable as being owned by a person...

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What Is Economics?

The study of the production, distribution and consumption of both goods and services is called economics. What economists do is to try to understand the economy and how it responds to the many factors that would influence it. The concept of modern economics started in 1776. This was the year Adam...