Business buzzwords: Israeli scientists

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

    ....., the company best known for the insider-trading scandal that sent founder Samuel Waksal and domestic diva Martha Stewart to prison, received more bad news this week when a U.S. judge ruled that the patent for its only product was actually owned by three Israeli scientists.

  • 2

    Today's stock market scandals are different because the main victims today are ..... investors - everyone from parents saving for their children's college education to the firefighter saving for retirement to the elderly who don't have time to rebuild their nest egg.

  • 3

    In another move towards making itself a financial center, north China's port city of Tianjin has applied to the State Council to establish an ..... market rather than a third stock exchange for the Chinese mainland.

  • 4

    From 1989, more share-buying opportunities were made available to the British public as a number of financial institutions demutualised; these ..... shares' for members of the societies offered instant cash or the opportunity to continue as a part owner of the newly public entity.

  • 5

    Builders slammed on the brakes in August as housing ..... sank to their lowest level in more than three years, and a drop in permits signaled more weakness ahead for the real estate market.

  • 6

    Broker-dealers impliedly represent that they will deal fairly with their customers, and therefore unfair dealing is a breach of this implied representation and a violation of the antifraud provisions; this representation arises from the mere act of hanging up a sign and going into business, and therefore it is known as the '..... theory'.

  • 7

    Nasdaq data indicate that 94% of the share volume from 4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. resulted from after-hours transactions rather than ..... from the regular trading session.

  • 8

    WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell has accused Rupert Murdoch of ..... internet companies because of falling ad revenues; he said it was intriguing to speculate why Mr Murdoch launched a multimillion-dollar internet shopping spree, and accused him of buying web operations willy-nilly.

  • 9

    A third of first-time home buyers may cut their offer at the last minute, forcing the seller to take less or find a new buyer; "In total, 31% would consider '.....', reflecting first-time buyers' new-found confidence in a slowing market," says a Yorkshire Bank.

  • 10

    When Seagate Technology went public, the giant drivemaker took an important stand: unlike most initial public offerings, it declined to offer any ..... shares, the coveted shares issuers and their bankers can quietly offer to whomever they choose.

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