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Hoover's
D&B HOOVERS was founded by Gary Hoover and Patrick Spain in 1990 as an American business research company that provides information on companies and industries through their primary product platform named "Hoover's". In 2003, it was acquired by Dun & Bradstreet and operated for a time as a wholly owned subsidiary. In 2017, the Hoover's product was re-branded D&B Hoovers. CONTENTS * 1 Origins and expansion * 2 Operations * 3 Headquarters * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links ORIGINS AND EXPANSIONHoover's was started in 1990 by Gary Hoover , Patrick J. Spain , Alan Chai and Alta Campbell. Earlier, Hoover had founded the Bookstop book store chain and then sold it to Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble
. Hoover's initially was called The Reference Press and published reference books about companies
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Database
A DATABASE is an organized collection of data . It is the collection of schemas , tables , queries , reports, views , and other objects. The data are typically organized to model aspects of reality in a way that supports processes requiring information, such as modelling the availability of rooms in hotels in a way that supports finding a hotel with vacancies. A DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DBMS) is a computer software application that interacts with the user, other applications, and the database itself to capture and analyze data. A general-purpose DBMS
DBMS
is designed to allow the definition, creation, querying, update, and administration of databases. Well-known DBMSs include MySQL , PostgreSQL , MongoDB , MariaDB , Microsoft SQL Server , Oracle , Sybase , SAP HANA , MemSQL , SQLite and IBM DB2
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NASDAQ
The NASDAQ STOCK MARKET (/ˈnæzˌdæk/ ( listen )) is an American stock exchange . It is the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization , behind only the New York Stock Exchange . The exchange platform is owned by Nasdaq, Inc., which also owns the Nasdaq Nordic (formerly known as OMX) and Nasdaq Baltic stock market network and several other US stock and options exchanges. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Quote availability * 3 Trading schedule * 4 Market tiers * 5 Average annualized growth rate * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYWhen it was founded, NASDAQ stood for the acronym of "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations". NASDAQ was founded in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), which divested itself of NASDAQ in a series of sales in 2000 and 2001
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Initial Public Offering
INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (IPO) or STOCK MARKET LAUNCH is a type of public offering in which shares of a company usually are sold to institutional investors that in turn, sell to the general public, on a securities exchange , for the first time. Through this process, a privately held company transforms into a public company . Initial public offerings are mostly used by companies to raise the expansion of capital, possibly to monetize the investments of early private investors, and to become publicly traded enterprises. A company selling shares is never required to repay the capital to its public investors. After the IPO, when shares trade freely in the open market, money passes between public investors
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Inc. (magazine)
INC. magazine, founded in 1979 and based in New York City
New York City
, is an American monthly publication focused on growing companies. The magazine publishes annual lists of the 500 and 5000 fastest-growing publicly held small companies in the U.S., called the "Inc. 500" and "Inc. 5000". CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYInc. was founded in Boston
Boston
by Bernie Goldhirsh , and its first issue appeared in April 1979. Goldhirsh was an MIT
MIT
-trained engineer who worked at Polaroid and on ballistic missiles before becoming an entrepreneur and founding Sail magazine, which he sold for $10 million, using the profits to found Inc. Paul W. Kellam, who had joined Goldhirsh's company as editor of Marine Business, was tapped as the first editor
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The Wall Street Journal
_THE WALL STREET JOURNAL_ is an American business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City . The _Journal_, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones ">'s 1.7 million. The newspaper has won 40 Pulitzer Prizes through 2017 and derives its name from Wall Street
Wall Street
in the heart of the Financial District of Lower Manhattan
Lower Manhattan
. The _Journal_ has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow , Edward Jones , and Charles Bergstresser . The Journal also publishes the luxury news and lifestyle magazine _ WSJ. _
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Portal
PORTAL may refer to: * Portal (architecture) , a monumental gate or door, or the extremities (ends) of a tunnel * Portals in fiction , magical or technological doorways that connect two locations, dimensions, or points in time * _ Portal _, a video game series developed by Valve Corporation CONTENTS* 1 Computing * 1.1 Gateways to information * 1.2 Other computing * 2 Art, entertainment, and media


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Main Page
The 1983 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON was the least active Atlantic hurricane season in 53 years. Although the season begins by convention on June 1, there were no tropical depressions until July 23, and only four of the season's seven depressions became tropical storms . Tropical Depression Three became Hurricane Alicia_(satellite image pictured)_ on August 17 and made landfall in Texas the next day, breaking thousands of glass windows in Houston's skyscrapers, killing 22 people and causing $1.7 billion in damage. The storm that became Hurricane Barry formed on August 25, crossed Florida, and made landfall near Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
, dissipating five days later. Hurricane Chantal stayed out at sea, and was absorbed by a front on September 15. Tropical Depression Six formed on September 19 and caused heavy rains in the Caribbean
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * _Special_ (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials , a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on _The Blind Leading the Naked _ * "Special", a song on _ The Documentary _ album by GameFILM AND TELEVISION * Special (lighting) , a stage light that is used for a single, s
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List Of Business Entities
A BUSINESS ENTITY is an entity that is formed and administered as per commercial law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations , cooperatives , partnerships , sole traders , limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province. Some of these types are listed below, by country
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Barnes & Noble
BARNES & NOBLE, INC., is a Fortune 500 company, the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States, and a retailer of content, digital media, and educational products. As of October 15, 2017, the company operates 778 retail stores in all 50 U.S. states . Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble
operates mainly through its Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble
Booksellers chain of bookstores . The company's headquarters are at 122 Fifth Avenue in New York City
New York City
. After a series of mergers and bankruptcies in the American bookstore industry since the 1990s, Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble
stands alone as the United States' largest national bookstore chain. Previously, Barnes and Noble operated the chain of small B. Dalton Booksellers stores in malls until they announced the liquidation of the chain
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Bob Carrigan
ROBERT "BOB" CARRIGAN (born January 28, 1966) is an American business executive. He is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dun & Bradstreet
Dun & Bradstreet
, the global leader in commercial data, analytics and insights for business, headquartered in Short Hills , a community in Millburn , New Jersey
New Jersey
, US. He has led the company as CEO since October 2013, and was appointed Chairman in December 2016. CONTENTS * 1 Early life & education * 2 Career * 3 Boards & honors * 4 Personal life * 5 References EARLY LIFE & EDUCATIONBob graduated from Boston University
Boston University
with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He was raised in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
, PA. CAREER * Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dun & Bradstreet
Dun & Bradstreet
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Short Hills, New Jersey
SHORT HILLS is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Millburn Township , in Essex County , New Jersey , United States. It is a popular commuter town for residents who work in New York City. It is notable for being an affluent community. The median listing price of its homes was $1.75 million in February 2012, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
, citing data from Zillow . In 2014, Time magazine named it the "Richest Town in America" with seven in ten household incomes above $150,000 per year, the highest percentage in the United States. As of the 2010 United States
United States
Census , the CDP's population was 13,165
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Company (law)
A BUSINESS (also known as an ENTERPRISE, a COMPANY, or a FIRM) is an organizational entity and legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural , legal , or a mixture of both who share a common purpose and unite in order to focus their various talents and organize their collectively available skills or resources to achieve specific declared goals and are involved in the provision of goods and services to consumers . A business can also be described as an organisation that provides goods and services for human needs. A company or association of persons can be created at law as legal person so that the company in itself can accept limited liability for civil responsibility and taxation incurred as members perform (or fail) to discharge their duty within the publicly declared "birth certificate" or published policy . Because companies are legal persons, they also may associate and register themselves as companies – often known as a corporate group
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Industry
INDUSTRY is the production of goods or related services within an economy . The major source of revenue of a group or company is the indicator of its relevant industry. When a large group has multiple sources of revenue generation, it is considered to be working in different industries. Manufacturing industry became a key sector of production and labour in European and North American countries during the Industrial Revolution , upsetting previous mercantile and feudal economies. This came through many successive rapid advances in technology, such as the production of steel and coal . Following the Industrial Revolution , possibly a third of the world's economic output are derived that is from manufacturing industries. Many developed countries and many developing/semi-developed countries (People's Republic of China, India etc.) depend significantly on manufacturing industry
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Parent Company
A PARENT COMPANY is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operation by doing and influencing or electing its board of directors . The second company is deemed a subsidiary of the parent company
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