BABEs on 23 December 2008

Exercises
    [News.Google.com on 2008.12.23] American Express has been given $3.39 billion of the $700 billion TARP (bailout) funds. [TARP is the U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program.]
  1. 3.39 billion is _______% of 700 billion.

  2. [Barron's Online on 2008.12.23] "Online shopping in the first 51 days of the holiday season, from November 1 through December 21, was $24.71 billion, reports comScore, down 1 percent from the prior year's haul."

  3. 24.71 billion written in scientific notation is ______________________.

  4. [RedHat.com on 2008.12.23] Red Hat ended 3rd-quarter of FY 2009 with 208,408 thousand (diluted) shares and "total cash, cash equivalents and investments" of $1.1 billion.

  5. Red Hat ended 3rd-quarter of FY 2009 with "total cash, cash equivalents and investments" of approximately $________ per diluted share.

  6. [Money.CNN.com on 2008.12.08] "The report covers nearly 35 million loans worth a total of $6 trillion - or 60% of all primary mortgages in the United States."

  7. The average mortgage loan was for approximately $__________________. The entire amount of primary mortgages in the U.S. was approximately $__________________________.


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 23 December 2008

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