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Business buzzwords: The street goes nuts

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Coburn operates what they call a 'reverse desk' — his firm purchases a small amount of the stock, then starts selling it off through various Wall Street brokers, and when word gets out that SAC is selling, the Street goes nuts and also starts unloading big blocks; then Coburn swoops to buy.

Correct answer: (a) desk

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The retired chairman of furniture maker Herman Miller, Max has long been noted for innovative management practices; for example, he instituted a silver parachute for employees at his company so that they would be protected if they lost their jobs as a result of a hostile takeover.

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RevPAR may be more correctly defined as the total guestroom revenue per available room per day; it is typically calculated simply by multiplying a given hotel's average daily room rate (ADR) by its occupancy rate.

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I think you only need two kinds of people to create a Silicon Valley, rich people and nerds: they're the limiting reagents in the reaction that produces startups, because they're the only ones present when startups get started.

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In the world of penny stocks, 'bashers' are infamous for causing chaos in internet forums as they attempt to disseminate false or misleading information about companies to lower a stock's price.

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Search engines argue that nobody clicks on an ad unless they're interested; however, a lead that takes no action and leaves no contact information can't be considered more than just an advertising impression, and that's the basis for a meaningful comparison to publisher CPM rates.

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War babies is a slang term for the stocks and bonds of corporations in the defense industry.

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There are losses because of the lost opportunities when a sticky deal just doesn't make it through; some of the common causes stem from the areas of under-funded pension plans or tax liabilities that may have originated from a prior restructuring of the target company or prior acquisition.

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One Night Stand investment is buying a security with the intention of holding it for the long term, but subsequently panicking and selling it the following day.

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The private mezzanine debt securities used to fund middle-market companies include debt with an equity kicker, which is usually a contingent common equity interest, either by a way of warrants or a conversion option to which registration rights are typically attached.

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