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  1. ISP (Internet Service Provider)
    Term

    ISP (Internet Service Provider)

    A company that provides consumers, businesses, and other Internet Service Providers access to the Internet.
  2. Groundwater
    Term

    Groundwater

    Water that is found underground rather than on the surface.
  3. Non-Hydraulic Fracturing
    Term

    Non-Hydraulic Fracturing

    Fracturing rock at depth without the use of fluid pressure. Non-hydraulic fracturing, also called non-hydraulic fracking or dry fracturing, is designed to be less energy-intensive and avoids the use of ...
  4. A Primer On Reserve Currencies
    Economics

    A Primer On Reserve Currencies

    For nearly a century, the U.S. dollar has served as the world's premier reserve currency, but the future is uncertain.
  5. LPG Fracturing
    Term

    LPG Fracturing

    Fracturing rock at depth through the use of liquefied propane.
  6. Produced Water
    Term

    Produced Water

    Waste water generated during the production of oil and natural gas.
  7. Vertical Well
    Term

    Vertical Well

    A well that is not turned horizontally at depth, and which allows access to oil and gas reserves located directly beneath the surface access point.
  8. Horizontal Well
    Term

    Horizontal Well

    A well that is turned horizontally at depth, and that allows access to oil and gas reserves at a wide range of angles.
  9. Shale Oil 
    Term

    Shale Oil 

    A type of unconventional oil found in shale formations. It may refer to crude oil that is found within shale formations, or to oil that is extracted from oil shale.
  10. Acidizing
    Term

    Acidizing

    A type of well stimulation treatment used to improve the permeability of reservoir rock.
  11. Drilling Mud
    Term

    Drilling Mud

    Fluid used in the drilling of boreholes. Drilling mud, also referred to as drilling fluid, is used to clear the hole of debris created during the drilling process.
  12. Unconventional Oil
    Term

    Unconventional Oil

    A type of petroleum that is produced or obtained through techniques other than traditional oil well extraction.
  13. Oil Shale
    Term

    Oil Shale

    A type of sedimentary rock composed chiefly of a combination of silt and clay. Shale may contain kerogen, an type of organic matter that yields oil and gas.
  14. Petroleum
    Term

    Petroleum

    A naturally occurring liquid found beneath the Earth’s surface that can be refined into fuel.
  15. Introduction To Remittances
    Economics

    Introduction To Remittances

    Remittances are an important factor in the global economy, and help drive growth both at home and abroad.
  16. Big Data
    Term

    Big Data

    The growth in the volume of structured and unstructured data, the speed at which it is created and collected, and the scope of how many data points are covered.
  17. Social Media Marketing (SMM)
    Term

    Social Media Marketing (SMM)

    The use of social media websites and social networks to market a company’s products and services.
  18. Social Media Optimization (SMO)
    Term

    Social Media Optimization (SMO)

    The use of social media networks to develop and manage an organization’s message.
  19. Directional Drilling
    Term

    Directional Drilling

    A drilling technique in which a well is bored at multiple angles. Directional drilling most often refers to drilling at non-vertical angles, including horizontally.
  20. Android Operating System
    Term

    Android Operating System

    A mobile operating system developed by Google. The Android operating system is primarily used in touchscreen mobile devices, such as cell phones and tablets.
  21. Bitumen
    Term

    Bitumen

    A substance produced through the distillation of crude oil known for its waterproofing and adhesive properties.
  22. Banker Trojan
    Term

    Banker Trojan

    A malicious computer program designed to gain access to confidential information stored or processed through online banking systems.
  23. 3D Printing
    Term

    3D Printing

    The creation of a 3-D object through an additive printing process, allowing the small scale manufacturing of objects out of a variety of materials.
  24. Transloading
    Term

    Transloading

    Transferring goods from one mode of transportation to another in order to have the goods reach their final destination.
  25. What are the odds of getting a perfect bracket in Warren ...
    Personal Finance

    What are the odds of getting a perfect bracket in Warren ...

    In 2014, Warren Buffett announced that he would give whoever could correctly guess every game of the NCAA men's basketball tournament $1 billion. What are the odds someone could win the challenge?
  26. How do I find out what my tax bracket is?
    Taxes

    How do I find out what my tax bracket is?

    Learn the information you need to determine what your tax bracket is.
  27. What's the difference between a tax rate and a tax bracket?
    Taxes

    What's the difference between a tax rate and a tax bracket?

    These two terms are often incorrectly used interchangeably. Find out the difference between your tax rate and your tax bracket.
  28. What’s the difference between IRS Forms 1040 and 1040EZ?
    Taxes

    What’s the difference between IRS Forms 1040 and 1040EZ?

    Though very similar, the differences between the 1040 and 1040EZ Forms are significant when it comes to filing your tax return.
  29. Genetically Modified Food (GMF)
    Term

    Genetically Modified Food (GMF)

    Food that is produced from organisms that have had their genes engineered to introduce traits that have not been created through natural selection.
  30. Keystone XL Pipeline
    Term

    Keystone XL Pipeline

    A proposed extension of the Keystone pipeline system that is to transport oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries in the United States.
  31. Trailer Interchange Agreement
    Term

    Trailer Interchange Agreement

    A contract that arranges the transfer of a trailer to a second trucker so that the trailer can be delivered to its final destination.
  32. National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA)
    Term

    National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA)

    A nonprofit organization representing interstate, intrastate, and international motor carriers.
  33. Private Carrier
    Term

    Private Carrier

    A company that owns the vehicles used to transport its own goods. A private carrier does not transport goods as its primary business, and thus does not have to transport the goods of other companies like ...
  34. Term

    Net Neutrality

    Network neutrality requires all Internet service providers (ISPs) to provide the same level of access and speed to all traffic.
  35. How Countries Deal With Debt
    Credit & Loans

    How Countries Deal With Debt

    For many emerging economies, issuing sovereign debt is the only way to raise funds, but things can go sour quickly.
  36. How does gun control policy affect the stock price of firearm ...
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    How does gun control policy affect the stock price of firearm ...

    In general, companies that manufacture firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories will find it easier to sell their products when fewer restrictions are in place.
  37. Investing Basics

    What does the Daily Average Revenue Trade (DART) tell me ...

    A decline in a brokerage firm’s DARTs is not necessarily a cause for alarm, but you need to understand the factors behind the drop.
  38. Why do companies decide to unbundle their lines of business?
    Investing Basics

    Why do companies decide to unbundle their lines of business?

    In recent years, companies have discovered that there are limits to the gains created by having all major business activities in one organization.
  39. What's the difference between Social Security Disability ...
    Retirement

    What's the difference between Social Security Disability ...

    Both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income are administered by the Social Security Administration, but there are distinct differences between the two benefits.
  40. What's the best way to play backwardation in the futures ...
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    What's the best way to play backwardation in the futures ...

    Backwardation is a market condition in which a futures contract far from its delivery date is trading at a lower price than a contract closer to its delivery date.
  41. When would I need to use IRS Form 1040X when filing my tax ...
    Taxes

    When would I need to use IRS Form 1040X when filing my tax ...

    If you've made a mistake on your tax return, you'll need to file a Form 1040X. Learn the details of what you need to do.
  42. What's the difference between housing starts and building ...
    Investing Basics

    What's the difference between housing starts and building ...

    Both housing starts and building permits are economic indicators used to assess the health of the housing market, but their are some crucial differences between the two that you should know.
  43. What are the best indicators for evaluating technology stocks?
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    What are the best indicators for evaluating technology stocks?

    Technology stocks are often some of the most discussed stocks on the news. How can investors spot the company that will roll out the next must-have consumer item or will be indispensable to businesses?
  44. Investing Basics

    What is Warren Buffett's largest holding?

    Coke? IBM? American Express? Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has a stake in several major companies. Find out which company Buffett has bet the biggest on.
  45. How did Warren Buffett get started in business?
    Investing Basics

    How did Warren Buffett get started in business?

    Warren Buffett may have been born with business in his blood. He started saving while other children were at the playground, and today is considered one of the greatest investors of all time.
  46. How do I know whether to itemize deductions or take the ...
    Taxes

    How do I know whether to itemize deductions or take the ...

    Taking the standard deduction is the easiest and most common method chosen by filers, but many taxpayers may wind up paying less tax if they itemize qualified expenses.
  47. Fundamental Analysis

    How does Warren Buffett choose the companies he buys?

    Investors have long praised Warren Buffett’s ability to pick great companies to invest in. Lauded for consistently following value investing principles, Buffett has accumulated a fortune of over $60 billion ...
  48. What technical indicators can I use to find undervalued ...
    Technical Indicators

    What technical indicators can I use to find undervalued ...

    Investors seeking new ideas may want to look to technical analysis to see whether the market has undervalued a particular stock.
  49. Wall Street’s Glass Ceiling
    Professionals

    Wall Street’s Glass Ceiling

    It’s tough to boast that there are more female CEOs than ever before when they make up only 4.2% of the total.
  50. Term

    Sharing Economy

    An economic model in which individuals are able to borrow or rent assets owned by someone else.
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