Business Buzzwords for Better or Worse

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    ..... the market is achieved through large sale orders or many small sell orders; in some cases, investors may even collaborate on orders to attempt to push the share's price even lower.

  • 2

    A general ..... bond (GOB) is one that is issued on the county's ability to tax; no assets are used as collateral, and the county will provide payment to the bond from taxes collected specifically for this purpose.

  • 3

    Baby ..... are the hypothetical companies that would have been formed if the Justice Department had broken up Microsoft Corporation.

  • 4

    A college has until recently been thought of as an institution that exists to provide instruction; subtly but profoundly, however, we are shifting to a new .....: a college is an institution that exists to produce learning.

  • 5

    The telecommunications giant, ....., is perhaps best known for a massive accounting scandal; its executives effectively fudged the company's accounting numbers, inflating the company's assets by around 12 billion dollars, and the swift bankruptcy that followed led to massive losses for investors.

  • 6

    The real estate assets subject to a ..... lease do not appear on the lessee's balance sheet and no depreciation is charged against earnings for SEC reporting purposes, but its structure allows improvements to be depreciated for tax purposes, thus preserving the tax shelter aspect of owning improved real estate.

  • 7

    A former McKinsey & Company consultant named Michael Lanning coined the term in a 1984 white paper, where he said that a business was a "value delivery system" and that system could be articulated in a 'value .....'.

  • 8

    ..... is the purchase of a security by a broker after the broker places an order for the same security for a customer; the broker hopes to profit either because of information which the customer has or because the customer's purchase is of sufficient size to affect security prices.

  • 9

    If a person wanted to buy one billion U.S. dollars, he or she might say, "I would like to buy a ..... of U.S. dollars"; by using this word in place of 'billion', the person ensures that the counter-party will not misunderstand 'billion' for 'million' or 'trillion'.

  • 10

    Machinery in ..... facility is kept in working order so that production may be restored quickly if needed.

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