Monthly Archives: June 2007

Product development on a shoesting?

A question from misc.entrepreneurs.moderated: I just came up with a great pet food name which will be marketed with a 20 year old wolrld regonized song. Did the registration of the domain names. I am disabled and do not have … Continue reading

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Why not post prices online?

A question from misc.business.marketing.moderated: I’ve always heard it said that you should never post your prices on your website because if you give away every piece of information you have about your product, then potential customers are not inclined to … Continue reading

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Who were Julius Cesar’s parents?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Who were Julius Cesar’s parents? His father, whose name was also Gaius Julius Caesar, was a partician (nobleman), held the rank of praetor (second-highest rank in Roman government), and was at one time the Roman … Continue reading

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Putting together a yen carry trade

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What’s the easiest way to invest in the yen carry trade? I’m an investor in stocks, bonds, real estate, and currencies, but I really don’t know how to engage in the yen carry trade although … Continue reading

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Employment at will and state-specific exceptions

A question from Yahoo! Answers: I need a list of At Will States? Can someone help me find a list of ” At Will States” for employement? The question is hopelessly vague. There are 43 states that recognize public-policy exceptions … Continue reading

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Is Progressive a buyout candidate?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Is the insurance holding company, Progressive, (ticker:PGR) a buyout or takeover candidate? Recently, after being a flat to down performer over the prior 12-18 months, Pgr announced an extraordinary dividend of $2/share and an additional … Continue reading

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The military strength of the USSR during the Cold War

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What was the peak military strength of the USSR during the Cold War? Does anyone know where to find a good summary of the size and strength of the Soviet armed forces during the Cold … Continue reading

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What is nationalism?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What do u understand by the term nationalism? It depends on where in the world (and in time) you are. In Europe, nationalism was a movement for independence of nation-states from the Catholic church (and, … Continue reading

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Military victories and German unification

A question from Yahoo! Answers: How far were the military victories resonsiple for bringing about german unification? They weren’t. German unification was a project that lasted at least two generations, from the post-Napoleonic debates about the future of German states … Continue reading

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Investing in healthcare?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What healthcare industries would be safe to invest in now if universal healthcare becomes a reality in the future Healthcare is NOT a safe investment, regardless of whether there is going to be a universal … Continue reading

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