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Christmas Club
The Christmas
Christmas
club is a savings program that was first offered by various banks and credit unions in the United States beginning in the first half of the 20th century, and including the Great Depression. The concept is that bank customers deposit a set amount of money each week into a special savings account, and receive the money back at the end of the year for Christmas
Christmas
shopping.Contents1 Origins 2 Promotion 3 Drawbacks 4 Trivia 5 References5.1 Notes 5.2 Citations 5.3 Bibliography6 External linksOrigins[edit] The first known Christmas
Christmas
club started in 1909, when Merkel Landis, treasurer of the Carlisle (Pennsylvania)
Carlisle (Pennsylvania)
Trust Company, introduced the first Christmas
Christmas
savings fund
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Saving (money)
Saving
Saving
is income not spent, or deferred consumption. Methods of saving include putting money aside in, for example, a deposit account, a pension account, an investment fund, or as cash.[1] Saving
Saving
also involves reducing expenditures, such as recurring costs. In terms of personal finance, saving generally specifies low-risk preservation of money, as in a deposit account, versus investment, wherein risk is a lot higher; in economics more broadly, it refers to any income not used for immediate consumption. Saving
Saving
differs from savings. The former refers to the act of increasing one's assets, whereas the latter refers to one part of one's assets, usually deposits in savings accounts, or to all of one's assets. Saving
Saving
refers to an activity occurring over time, a flow variable, whereas savings refers to something that exists at any one time, a stock variable
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Chief Executive Officer
The chief executive officer (CEO)[1] or just chief executive (CE), is the most senior corporate, executive, or administrative officer in charge of managing an organization – especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution. CEOs lead a range of organizations, including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and even some government organizations (notably Crown corporations). The CEO of a corporation or company typically reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity,[1] which may include maximizing the share price, market share, revenues or another element
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Christingle
A Christingle
Christingle
is a symbolic object used in the Advent
Advent
services of many Christian denominations.
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Baptism Of The Lord
The Baptism of the Christ (or the Baptism of Christ) is the feast day commemorating the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River
Jordan River
by John the Baptist. Originally the baptism of Christ was celebrated on Epiphany, which commemorates the coming of the Magi, the baptism of Christ, and the wedding at Cana. Over time in the West, however, the celebration of the baptism of the Lord came to be commemorated as a distinct feast from Epiphany
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Annunciation
The Annunciation
Annunciation
(from Latin
Latin
annuntiatio), also referred to as the
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Adoration Of The Magi
The Adoration of the Magi
Adoration of the Magi
or Adoration of the Kings is the name traditionally given to the subject in the Nativity of Jesus in art
Nativity of Jesus in art
in which the three Magi, represented as kings, especially in the West, having found Jesus
Jesus
by following a star, lay before him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and worship him. It is related in the Bible by Matthew 2:11: "On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh
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St. Stephen's Day
Saint Stephen's Day, or the Feast of Saint Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr, celebrated on 26 December in the Latin Church
Latin Church
and 27 December in Eastern Christianity. The Eastern Orthodox Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
adheres to the Julian calendar
Julian calendar
and mark Saint Stephen's Day
Saint Stephen's Day
on 27 December according to that calendar, which places it on 9 January of the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
used in secular contexts
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Children's Day
Children's Day
Children's Day
is a day recognised to celebrate children
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International Standard Book Number
The International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique.[a][b] Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each separate edition and variation (except reprintings) of a publication. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book will each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is ten digits long if assigned before 2007, and thirteen digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-specific and varies between countries, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN identification format was devised in 1967, based upon the 9-digit Standard Book
Book
Numbering (SBN) created in 1966
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Twayne Publishers
Gale is an educational publishing company based in Farmington Hills, Michigan,[2] in the western suburbs of Detroit. Since 2007 it has been a division of Cengage
Cengage
Learning. The company, formerly known as Gale Research and the Gale Group, is active in research and educational publishing for public, academic, and school libraries, and businesses
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Memphis Business Journal
American City Business Journals
American City Business Journals
is an American newspaper chain based in Charlotte, owned by Advance Publications. ACBJ owns a range of media outlets, including 40 primary metropolitan weekly publications, which reach 4 million readers with business community related news, and The Business Journals, which has daily news from those newspapers and other business news and information. It also controls the Street & Smith's Sports Group, which publishes motorsports periodicals, including SportsBusiness Journal, Sports Business Daily, five sports annuals, and The Sporting News
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The Business Review
American City Business Journals
American City Business Journals
is an American newspaper chain based in Charlotte, owned by Advance Publications. ACBJ owns a range of media outlets, including 40 primary metropolitan weekly publications, which reach 4 million readers with business community related news, and The Business Journals, which has daily news from those newspapers and other business news and information. It also controls the Street & Smith's Sports Group, which publishes motorsports periodicals, including SportsBusiness Journal, Sports Business Daily, five sports annuals, and The Sporting News
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Joseph Nathan Kane
Joseph Nathan Kane
Joseph Nathan Kane
(January 23, 1899 – September 22, 2002) was an American non-fiction writer and journalist,[1][2][3] who wrote what the Chronicle of Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education
calls
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The Life Of Riley
The Life of Riley
The Life of Riley
was an American radio situation comedy series of the 1940s that was adapted into a 1949 feature film, a long-running 1950s television series (originally with Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
as Riley for one truncated season, then with Bendix for six seasons), and a 1958 comic book. William Bendix
William Bendix
played the title role. Irving Brecher created the radio series for friend Groucho Marx. Originally titled The Flotsam Family, the sponsor balked at what would have been essentially a straight head-of-household role for Groucho (Marx went on to host Blue Ribbon Town
Blue Ribbon Town
from 1943 to 1944 and then You Bet Your Life from 1947 to 1961). Creator and producer Brecher saw William Bendix
William Bendix
as taxicab company owner Tim McGuerin in Hal Roach's The McGuerins from Brooklyn (1942)
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Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in the form of questions. The original daytime version debuted on NBC
NBC
on March 30, 1964, and aired until January 3, 1975. A weekly nighttime syndicated edition aired from September 1974 to September 1975, and a revival, The All-New Jeopardy!, ran on NBC
NBC
from October 1978 to March 1979. The current version, a daily syndicated show produced by Sony Pictures Television, premiered on September 10, 1984. Both NBC
NBC
versions and the weekly syndicated version were hosted by Art Fleming. Don Pardo
Don Pardo
served as announcer until 1975, and John Harlan announced for the 1978–1979 show
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