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  1. Marital Property

    Marital property is property acquired by either spouse during the course of a marriage is considered marital property.
  2. Valuation Reserve

    A valuation reserve is a fund set aside by an insurance company to protect against potential declines in the value of investment ...
  3. Double Gearing

    Double gearing is the practice of two separate entities using shared capital that may seem to mitigate risk but does not ...
  4. Chartered Insurance Professional - CIP

    A Chartered Insurance Professional is a certification given by the Insurance Institute of Canada to insurance agents who ...
  5. Form 4684: Casualties And Thefts

    Form 4684: Casualties And Thefts is an IRS form used to report losses from casualties and theft that may be deductible and ...
  6. Bretton Woods Agreement

    The Bretton Woods Agreement is the landmark system for monetary and exchange rate management established in 1944.
  7. Exempt Transaction

    An exempt transaction is a type of securities transaction where a business does not need to file registrations with any regulatory ...
  8. Functional Regulation

    Functional regulation is a concept stating that a company with a specific business should be supervised and reviewed by the ...
  9. Regulation J

    Regulation J establishes the core guidelines for the processing of checks and other cash instruments for Federal Reserve ...
  10. Disclaim

    To disclaim is to renounce an interest or obligation by way of a legal instrument - usually a written disclaimer, or a disclaiming ...
  11. Judgment

    A judgment is a court order to the loser of a lawsuit to pay the winner a specified sum of money.
  12. Secondary Liability

    Secondary liability is a type of legal obligation where one party assumes legal responsibility for the actions of another ...
  13. Employment Act Of 1946

    The Employment Act Of 1946 was legislation charged the U.S. government with maintaining a high employment level of labor ...
  14. Social Host Liability

    Social host liability is a legal term and area of law that deals with the liability of a person who supplies liquor to a ...
  15. United States V. The South-Eastern Underwriter Association

    The United States v. The South-Eastern Underwriter Association is a seminal case involving the federal antitrust statute ...
  16. Reconciliation

    Reconciliation is an accounting process used to determine whether the money leaving an account matches the amount spent. ...
  17. Rent Regulation

    Rent regulation is a law that determines how much and how often landlords can raise the rent on properties they own.
  18. House Maintenance Requirement

    The house maintenance requirement is the minimum margin account equity required by a brokerage firm based on Regulation T ...
  19. Minimum Down Payment

    A minimum down payment is the minimum cash contribution that must be made by a borrower toward the purchase of a home in ...
  20. Initial Interest Rate Cap

    The initial interest rate cap is the maximum amount the interest rate on an adjustable-rate loan can adjust on its first ...
  21. Home Office Expense

    Home office expenses are expenses incurred by the operation of a business within a home.
  22. Non-Recourse Sale

    Non-recourse sale refers to the sale of an asset in which the buyer assumes the risk that the asset may be defective.
  23. Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility And Disclosure Act Of 2009

    The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009 is designed to protect card users from abusive ...
  24. The Top 4 General Electric Shareholders (GE)

    Here are the top shareholders of General Electric.
  25. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976

    The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 requires large companies to file a report before completing a merger, ...
  26. Office Of Foreign Asset Control - OFAC

    The Office of Foreign Asset Control is a federal department that enforces economic and trade sanctions against countries ...
  27. Del Credere Agency

    A del credere agency is a business relationship where the agent acts as a salesperson for the principal and as a guarantor ...
  28. Energy Resources Conservation Board - ERCB

    Energy Resources Conservation Board was an agency of the government of Alberta responsible for the regulation of the energy ...
  29. Division Of Corporation Finance

    The Division of Corporation Finance is a branch of the SEC with oversight of disclosure practices of registered firms that ...
  30. SEC Form N-54A

    SEC Form N-54A is filing with the SEC by business development companies that want to be subject to the provisions of the ...
  31. Intrastate Offering

    An intrastate offering is a securities offering that can only be purchased in the state in which it is being issued.
  32. Regulation P

    Regulation P is one of the regulations which addresses standards for all bank hardware and equipment related to security ...
  33. Fiat Money

    Fiat money is currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but is not backed by a physical commodity.
  34. Clearing House Electronic Subregister System - CHESS

    The Clearing House Electronic Subregister System is a computer system operated by the Australian Stock Exchange that facilitates ...
  35. Zone Of Possible Agreement

    Not a physical place, the zone of possible agreement is considered an area where two or more negotiating parties may find ...
  36. Under Reporting

    Under reporting is the deliberate act of reporting less income or revenue than was actually received, usually for income ...
  37. Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA)

    The Caribbean Free Trade Association is a multilateral free-trade area composed of Caribbean nations and dependencies that ...
  38. SEC Form ARS

    SEC Form ARS is the principal document public companies use to report the current state of its financial condition, followed ...
  39. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - FERC

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, ...
  40. Groundwater

    Groundwater is water that is below the land surface of the earth.
  41. What Affirmative Action Means for Businesses

    Learn what affirmative action may mean for your business. Find out how an affirmative action plan (AAP) is enforced by the ...
  42. 10-K

    A 10-K is a comprehensive summary of a company's performance that needs to be submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission ...
  43. User Fee

    A user fee is a sum of money paid in order to gain access to a service or facility.
  44. U.S. House Financial Services Committee

    The U.S. House Financial Services Committee is the committee responsible for oversight of financial services and housing-related ...
  45. 4 Things Your Pilot Really Wants You to Know

    To fly smart and stay safe, follow these four rules, courtesy of your pilot and other crewmembers.
  46. SEC Form PREM14A

    SEC Form PREM14A is a filing with the SEC that must be filed when a shareholder vote is required on an issue related to a ...
  47. Regulation CC

    Regulation CC is a federal policy that set certain standards on the check clearing process for endorsements and processing ...
  48. Ultra Vires Acts

    Ultra vires acts are any deeds performed beyond the scope of legal authority outlined for a corporation's actions.
  49. Tax Avoidance

    Tax avoidance is the use of legal methods to modify an individual's financial situation in order to lower the amount of income ...
  50. Tax Accounting

    Tax accounting consists of methods that focus on taxes rather than the appearance of public financial statements.
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