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Leucadia National Corporation
LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORPORATION is a conglomerate and investment holding company based in New York City
New York City
. The company has been called "baby Berkshire" since it models its investment strategy after that of Berkshire Hathaway
Berkshire Hathaway
. The company was named after the town of Leucadia, Encinitas, California after the founders, while trying to decide on a name for the company, saw the name of the town on a sign during a road trip
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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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Public Company
A PUBLIC, PUBLICLY TRADED, PUBLICLY HELD COMPANY, or PUBLIC CORPORATION is a corporation whose ownership is dispersed among the general public in many shares of stock which are freely traded on a stock exchange or in over the counter markets. In some jurisdictions, public companies over a certain size must be listed on an exchange. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Securities of a company * 2.1 Advantages * 2.2 Disadvantages * 2.3 Stockholders * 3 General trend * 4 Privatization * 5 Trading and valuation * 6 See also * 7 References HISTORYIn the early modern period, the Dutch developed several financial instruments and helped lay the foundations of modern financial system. The Dutch East India Company (VOC) became the first company in history to issue bonds and shares of stock to the general public
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Ticker Symbol
A TICKER SYMBOL or STOCK SYMBOL is an abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market . A stock symbol may consist of letters, numbers or a combination of both. "Ticker symbol" refers to the symbols that were printed on the ticker tape of a ticker tape machine. CONTENTS* 1 Interpreting the symbol * 1.1 Other identifiers * 2 Symbols by Country * 2.1 Canada * 2.2 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* 2.3 United States
United States
* 2.3.1 Single-letter ticker symbols * 2.4 Other countries * 3 See also * 4 References INTERPRETING THE SYMBOL Stock
Stock
symbols are unique identifiers assigned to each security traded on a particular market. For example, AAPL is for Apple Inc.; OODH is for Orion DHC, Inc.; and HD is for Home Depot, Inc
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New York Stock Exchange
nyse.com New York Stock
Stock
Exchange U.S. National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
Front Elevation of the New York Stock
Stock
Exchange. Show map of Lower Manhattan
Lower Manhattan
Show map of New York Show map of the US COORDINATES 40°42′24.6″N 74°0′39.7″W / 40.706833°N 74.011028°W / 40.706833; -74.011028 Coordinates : 40°42′24.6″N 74°0′39.7″W / 40.706833°N 74.011028°W / 40.706833; -74.011028 BUILT 1903 ARCHITECT Trowbridge George B
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S&P 500
The STANDARD & POOR\'S 500, often abbreviated as the S&P 500, or just THE S&P, is an American stock market index based on the market capitalizations of 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ
NASDAQ
. The S&P 500 index components and their weightings are determined by S&P Dow Jones Indices . It differs from other U.S. stock market indices, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Nasdaq Composite
Nasdaq Composite
index, because of its diverse constituency and weighting methodology . It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and many consider it one of the best representations of the U.S. stock market, and a bellwether for the U.S. economy. The National Bureau of Economic Research has classified common stocks as a leading indicator of business cycles
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Conglomerate (company)
A CONGLOMERATE, also named as chaebol , keireitsu or the Cohong , is the combination of two or more corporations engaged in entirely different businesses that fall under one corporate group , usually involving a parent company and many subsidiaries . Often, a conglomerate is a MULTI-INDUSTRY COMPANY. Conglomerates are often large and multinational . Conglomerates were popular in the 1960s due to a combination of low interest rates and a repeating bear-bull market , which allowed the conglomerates to buy companies in leveraged buyouts , sometimes at temporarily deflated values. Famous examples from the 1960s include Ling-Temco-Vought , ITT
ITT
Corporation , Litton Industries , Textron , Teledyne
Teledyne
. Because of low interest on the loans, the overall return on investment of the conglomerate appeared to grow
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New York City
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York
York
(Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland
New Netherland
Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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Richard B. Handler
RICHARD B. "RICH" HANDLER (born May 23, 1961) is an American businessman , currently serving as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Jefferies Group , where he is the longest-tenured CEO on Wall Street. Handler also serves as the CEO and director of Leucadia . CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Professional career * 3 Compensation * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONHandler grew up in New Jersey , graduating in 1979 from Pascack Hills High School in Montvale . Handler received a BA in economics from the University of Rochester in 1983 and an MBA from Stanford University in 1987. Before graduate school , he worked as an investment banker at First Boston , and after as a junk bond trader for Michael Milken at Drexel Burnham Lambert
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United States Dollar
UNITED STATES East Timor
East Timor
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Marshall Islands Federated States of Micronesia Palau
Palau
Panama
Panama
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
3 non-U.S
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Net Income
In business , NET INCOME (TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, NET EARNINGS, NET PROFIT, informally, BOTTOM LINE) is an entity's income minus cost of goods sold , expenses and taxes for an accounting period . It is computed as the residual of all revenues and gains over all expenses and losses for the period, and has also been defined as the net increase in shareholders\' equity that results from a company's operations. In the context of the presentation of financial statements , the IFRS Foundation defines net income as synonymous with PROFIT AND LOSS. Net income is a distinct accounting concept from profit but the same as net profit. Net income can also be calculated by adding a company's operating income to non-operating income and then subtracting off taxes
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Asset
In financial accounting , an ASSET is an economic resource. Anything tangible or intangible that can be owned or controlled to produce value and that is held by a company to produce positive economic value is an asset. Simply stated, assets represent value of ownership that can be converted into cash (although cash itself is also considered an asset). The balance sheet of a firm records the monetary value of the assets owned by that firm. It covers money and other valuables belonging to an individual or to a business . One can classify assets into two major asset classes: tangible assets and intangible assets . Tangible assets contain various subclasses, including current assets and fixed assets . Current assets include inventory , while fixed assets include such items as buildings and equipment . Intangible assets are nonphysical resources and rights that have a value to the firm because they give the firm some kind of advantage in the marketplace
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Equity (finance)
In accounting , EQUITY (or OWNER\'S EQUITY) is the difference between the value of the assets and the value of the liabilities of something owned. It is governed by the following equation: Equity = Assets Liabilities {displaystyle {text{Equity}}={text{Assets}}-{text{Liabilities}}} For example, if someone owns a car worth $15,000 (an asset), but owes $5,000 on a loan against that car (a liability), the car represents $10,000 of equity. Equity can be negative if liabilities exceeds assets. SHAREHOLDERS\' EQUITY (or stockholders' equity, shareholders' funds, shareholders' capital or similar terms) represents the equity of a company as divided among shareholders of common or preferred stock . Negative shareholders' equity is often referred to as a shareholders' deficit. Alternatively, equity can also refer to the capital stock of a corporation . The value of the stock depends on the corporation's future economic prospects
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Holding Company
A HOLDING COMPANY is a company that owns other companies' outstanding stock . The term usually refers to a company that does not produce goods or services itself; rather, its purpose is to own shares of other companies to form a corporate group . Holding companies allow the reduction of risk for the owners and can allow the ownership and control of a number of different companies. In the United States , 80% of stock, in voting and value, must be owned before tax consolidation benefits such as tax-free dividends can be claimed. That is, if Company A owns 80% or more of the stock of Company B, Company A will not pay taxes on dividends paid by Company B to its stockholders, as the payment of dividends from B to A is essentially Company A transferring cash from one company to the other. Any other shareholders of Company B will pay the usual taxes on dividends, as they are legitimate and ordinary dividends to these shareholders
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Berkshire Hathaway
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha , Nebraska
Nebraska
, United States
United States
. The company wholly owns GEICO , BNSF Railway ,