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        In BUS103: Financial Accounting, we learned that firms are required to keep detailed financial records so that organized reports can be distributed to managers, shareholders, and government regulators. Principles of Finance will focus on what these managers, investors, and government agencies do with this information. It is an introductory course to various fields of finance and is comparable in content to courses that other institutions label as "corporate finance" or "financial management".

        中国旅游研究院国际旅游研究所(Institute of International Tourism)副所长蒋依依认为,外国游客数量下降的部分原因在于人民币的升值。
        《生活真奇怪》
        vt. 释放,让与,准
        在主持过去年的奥斯卡颁奖典礼、之前的格莱美奖及艾美奖之后,她无疑是这个角色的最佳选择。
        在海外工作过至少6个月的女性少于男性(比例分别为42%和52%),但动机完全一样:加强管理能力、打造自己的人脉以及提高薪资。
        当然,我不是说你应该盲目地接受摆在面前的一切机会,花时间权衡一下利弊是对的。但当你想要说“No”时,你要确信是出于正当的理由,而不是因为心怀恐惧。
        Wishing you all the happiness of the holiday season.

        But now she's using her storybook looks for good, dressing up as the character to entertain children and cheer-up cancer patients.
        The secretive billionaire who launched a hostile takeover bid for China’s largest property developer has emerged as one of the country’s richest people, illustrating how leveraged financial investments are propelling huge increases in private wealth.
        这一发现引起了历史学家的极大关注,因为这为了解理查三世提供了更加确凿的证据。理查三世于1485年死于博斯沃思战役,之后有关他的一生一直充满争议。
        Interestingly, a survey found Beijing was thought to be the most congested city in China, among 31.8 percent of respondents, followed by Zhengzhou at 8.8 percent.
        The Microsoft founder's net worth is $86 billion, up from $75 billion last year.
        Bigcommerce does particularly well among small retailers generating $1 million to $2 million in annual revenue, although its following with those in the $20 million to $30 million range is growing quickly. Roughly 70% of its existing customer base also runs a bricks-and-mortar store. For the past year, the developer has worked hard on responsive storefront templates that work equally well on mobile platforms and desktops—design is the number-one consideration for small e-commerce merchants, it says—and on relationships with partners of “adjacent” cloud services from the accounting, payments, customer relationship management, and payroll management worlds.
        No. Ms Merkel may accept a small eurozone investment fund, but it will fall short of the French president’s ambitions. Mr Macron wants a “road map” to a budget equivalent to several percentage points of eurozone output, supervised by a finance minister, all to absorb economic shocks. Ms Merkel is inclined to acquiesce, but she has emerged politically weakened from federal elections and will be unable to impose such a decision on her largely sceptical public.
        单词regulate 联想记忆:

        Besides Edhec and HEC, Essec Business School, ESCP Europe and Skema Business School are in third, fourth and sixth places respectively.
        Against: Strong in many categories, but without quite managing to be a front runner in any. Perhaps Timothee Chalamet's performance is its best chance of awards success.
        The secretive billionaire who launched a hostile takeover bid for China’s largest property developer has emerged as one of the country’s richest people, illustrating how leveraged financial investments are propelling huge increases in private wealth.
        “在古代,库车的名字在中国文学中叫做龟兹,是建立在西域绿洲上的一个非常强大的城邦,研究人员写到。
        4.比赛期间不要讲话叽歪,等到中场休息或是比赛结束时再说话。
        “You can choose to spend the time however you like,” he wrote, suggesting people “go travelling, pursue a philanthropic project, spend quality time with family or simply take time out to recharge and refocus”.
        Face-value prices for the Brazil versus Chile match officially ranged from $200 to $25 for Brazilians, the cheapest tickets making up roughly 5 percent of those sold. They were only available for students, senior citizens or poor people who participate in a government welfare program.
        《初来乍到》(Fresh off the Boat),ABC,2月4日播出。这部喜剧是根据大厨与美食、旅游真人秀主持人黄颐铭的回忆录改编的,讲述20世纪90年代中期的佛罗里达,一个华裔美国家庭克服文化冲突,努力适应美国生活的故事。哈德逊·杨(Hudson Yang)饰演迷恋嘻哈乐的11岁男孩艾迪,在《采访》(The Interview)中饰演金正恩的兰道尔·朴(Randall Park)饰演他的父亲,一位郊区牛排餐厅骄傲的店主。

        另一方面,10月份工业生产者出厂价格(PPI)连续第3个月同比下降5.9%。
        "No one really knows how (end times) would look and how God would bring it about," Cox said.
        The Big Sick

      • 中国为包括棉花、糖和玉米在内的大宗商品设置的最低价格过高,当这些价格偏离市场价格时,政府鼓励了过度生产以及强劲的进口。

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        6. 《火星救援》(The Martian)。在布满红色岩石的山坡与丘陵之间,雷利·斯科特(Ridley Scott)这部非常令人满意的太空西部片既源自一个历史悠久的类型,也源自他的殿堂级遗产。
        值得庆幸的是,这些户籍规定正在发生改变。12月初,在中国中央经济工作会议上,与会代表建议给予农村居民城市户口,这也强有力地证明了户籍制度正在变化。温家宝总理于12月底呼吁,应加快户籍制度改革的进程。
        In this Jan. 9, 2007 file phtoo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up an Apple iPhone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco. Jobs the CEO,
        Portugal's achievement gives governments and energy companies a tangible example of how it can and does work, and why they should be investing in solar, wind, wave and other renewable technologies now.
        继Facebook前员工肖恩帕克(Sean Parker)和查马斯帕里哈皮蒂亚(Chamath Palihapitiya)——二人谴责了社交媒体的成瘾性——之后,新的一年将有更多的科技行业工作者发声。
        现任美国主席奥巴马的内阁共有7名女性,17名男性,克林顿曾是其中一员。
        "Why do the slaves all dress in white and look like fairies in this drama? Plus they even ran faster than horses. Is it reasonable?" user Shiweitian said.
        Games are serious business in China. The country's online game market will reach 41 billion yuan by 2012 ($6 billion), accounting for half the global market, according to newly released data from Cnzz.com Inc., a Beijing-based third-party data analysis firm (related report in Chinese here).
        Miley Cyrus
        徐成光在新闻发布会上表示,截至上午10时20分,已打捞出97具遗体。
        Even if Gibson turns out to be a rental and leaves as a free agent this summer, the Thunder will likely feel good about these trade terms.
        添加方式1.扫描上方可可官方微信二维码。
        泰勒·斯威夫特(Taylor Swift),《空白空间》(Blank Space), Big Machine
        Mr Koepke’s point is that these conditions may change and that their significance is underestimated.
        荷兰合作银行是面向全球农户和农业企业的领先融资机构。
        n. 舒适,安逸,安慰,慰藉
        在大型科技公司内部,女性雇员将希望看到加薪和升职方面发生变化的迹象——但是,随着男性权利在硅谷某些角落开始酝酿反击,她们也会保持警惕。
        [?'veil?bl]
        根据这个盘点,“哥”无疑是今年网上最流行的词。最热的两条流行语都提到了“哥”。在汉语里,这个“哥”被用来指代自己。
        对民主主义者而言,此类原始情绪的爆发之所以令人担忧是因为它们很难遏制。
        It was a rare glimpse into his closely guarded personal life that also put at risk Apple’s brand in less tolerant parts of the world. Mr Cook was driven to take a stand by his experiences growing up in Alabama, where he has talked of seeing discrimination that “literally would make me sick”.

        Completing this unit should take you approximately 25 hours.

      • The punctuality rate of China's major airports is still far from satisfactory, according to the latest report published by local aviation statistic company VariFlight.

        在大选结果公布后,罗姆尼竞选阵营暂时没有发表言论。
        China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose by 1.6% in 2017, lower than the yearly control target of 3%, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on its website.
        James Bond Themes 9. "The Man with the Golden Gun" by Lulu
        要知道,从来没有人能够为每一种情况做好万全准备。你可能刚刚发现这一点。你的教育经历为你提供了一个工作基础,但成长往往发生在第一线。或许,你鼓励你的团队不仅按最新期限完成工作,而且表现出色。或许,你与客户共事时发现自己比以往更加镇静自若。或许,你突然发现自己能利用以往建立的人脉,开始在组织里“呼风唤雨”。在学会这些技能之前,你只能学习说“Yes”。面对机会时,感到忐忑不安是很自然的事情,但千万不要让这种情绪扼杀你的成长。
        It would be foolish to assume western democracies are immune.
        年龄:43岁
        Despite the fact that each market rebound ended up as a V-shaped affair, each successive rally was carried out with less and less individual stock participation. Glaring divergences between winners and losers, large caps and small caps, preoccupied the commentariat for most of the spring and summer. Deflationary concerns from Europe and the Japanese technical recession further confounded analysts, as Treasury yields and inflation indicators in the U.S. were driven lower despite the improving domestic economy.
        China, the world’s most populous country, ranks No. 20 overall. It is considered to be the third most powerful nation and the second best country in which to start a business.
        星巴克首席执行官霍华德舒尔茨

        今年来发行大增近7成 房地产信托融资被紧急“降温”

      • 增收不增利 建材家居行业进入转型期

        就业是经济发展的基础,是财富增长的来源,也是居民收入的主渠道。
        "What China is lacking is not legislation but strict enforcement."
        Zuckerberg also helped launch a lobbying group that is working toward immigration and education reform in the U.S called FWD.us.
        You don't know how to fix the holes in our ozone layer. You don't know how to bring salmon back up a dead stream. You don't know how to bring back an animal now extinct.And you can't bring back forests that once grew where there is now desert. If you don't know how to fix it, please stop breaking it! 您不知道怎么去修补大气的臭氧空洞,您也不知道怎么去从死亡的河流中拯救鱼类,您更不知道如何把灭绝的动物复苏,您也不能把沙漠中从前完整的森林带回来。如果您不知道如何拯救,那么请您停止破坏吧!
        TV soaps regularly top the TV ratings but the highest trending show of 2012 was the BBC kids' show 'Mike The Knight' that beat US terror drama 'Homeland' and 'Towie.'
        5、毕福剑违纪
        在周二发布的一份研究报告中,行业组织国际金融协会(Institute of International Finance)经济学家罗宾?克普克(Robin Koepke)表示,投资者、新兴市场政策制定者以及美联储自身都忽视了美国利率在引发新兴国家汇率、银行及债务危机方面的作用。
        数据还显示,网红的分布和经济发展水平也有密切关系,北京、上海、广东、江苏和浙江等较发达地区是网红分布最多的五个地区。
        北方高等商学院毕业生的平均薪酬水平为10.5万美元,排名第11位,而斯隆毕业生为14.36万美元。他们的薪资增幅为79%,排名第七。
        2014届大学毕业生工作半年后,平均月收入为3487元,较2013届的3250元、2012届的3048元有了较大增长。
        Two Chinese universities have been placed in the top 20 of this year's Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, according to data released last Thursday.
        The image of a smooth-talking, chain-smoking and sexist James Bond may be a thing of the past as the latest 007 novel gives him a politically-correct makeover.
        distract
        尽管英国商学院的排名平均上升了两位,但法国商学院的排名平均下降了一位——法国是商学院数量最多的欧洲国家。里昂商学院(EMLyon Business School)由于跌出MBA榜单之外,整体排名下降了15位,同时北方高等商学院(Edhec Business School)由于未能进入EMBA榜单,整体排名下降了8位。
        Many bosses hold their staff accountable, but the best show that they hold themselves accountable as well. This means adhering to the same guidelines they set for their employees and taking responsibility for both team successes and failures。
        The top obsession of 2010 was the much-anticipated iPhone, followed by actress Lindsay Lohan, the iPad, and the television shows "Glee" and "Jersey Shore".
        Investigators have arrested one youth and one 18-year-old in connection to the July 9th shooting death, which occurred inside a Jamestown Cres. home.
        今年上榜的中国品牌有36个,其中8个进入前100名,包括国家电网(36)、中国工商银行(40)、腾讯(43)、央视(62)、海尔(76)、中国移动(79)、华为(81)和联想(90)。
        Two Chinese universities have been placed in the top 20 of this year's Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, according to data released last Thursday.
        Wearing a black leotard and curled hairpiece, beauty queen Bobbi Boyden shakes her hips and blows kisses to the audience as part of her routine.

        九天四城限制企业购房 政策打“补丁”围堵楼市漏洞

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        Rihanna, who came in at second place, earned her runner-up position "following another 12-month period in which she was absolutely bloody everywhere and yet we all entirely failed to get sick of her," per FHM.
        他在一则电话采访中向汤森路透基金会透露:“外出打工应该只是一个选择。但是对于2亿人来说,却是没得选择的选择。”
        In dollar terms, imports plunged 18.8 per cent last month to $114.19, from a 7.6 per cent drop in January and versus an expected drop of 3.6 per cent.
        Wang said the journal and authors had an unavoidable responsibility in the latest scandal, with the statement adding that Tumor Biology had retracted papers over similar concerns about the peer review process in 2015.
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        路透社(Reuters)以中国国家统计局发布的70个大中城市的数据为基础,计算得出的加权平均值显示,新建住宅均价同比上涨12.6%,涨幅较10月份仅高了0.3个百分点,而前几个月经常一下子出现一两个百分点的跃升。
        去年,在报名参考的139万人中,只有93万人最终进入了考场。
        Plum Alley:
        Will Tesla produce more than 250,000 Model 3s
        但是,尽管他预计2017年第一季度的“出口会显著回升”,这位瑞银人士强调不要过于乐观。他认为,同比增长将会减弱,甚至可能在2017年下半年变为负增长,因为在2017年全年,“出口量不会大幅增长,而(去年大宗商品价格疲软)的基数效应将会减弱”。
        9.Be Honest
        色彩有什么作用?如果你是潘通(Pantone)——“色彩权威”和主导色彩潮流的预测者——如果你能选择每年的“年度色彩”,那么你会发现它有很多作用。包括可以决定时尚的方向(这会决定设计师购买什么颜色的面料,也就是你最终穿什么颜色的衣服),影响室内装饰,甚至影响食物的外观。不过,我从未看到哪一年的年度色彩选择像2016年这样深受政治和哲学的影响。
        1.无论在什么情况下都不要问出租车司机,对于今年夏天伦敦的奥运会有多么激动。不是说他会勉强或尴尬地发表个人意见,而是你根本就不该问这个问题。
        All those totals are higher than a year ago, with the largest growth being in market value (up 13% year-over-year). These firms employ 90 million people worldwide.
        这难道不是我们所有人都想要的吗?唐·德雷珀(Don Draper)应该会理解的。
        Wang Dengfeng, director of the Physical Education, Health and Art Department under the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Vice Chairman of the China Football Association, was quoted as saying that football experts are designing curriculums for more than 360 training programs in primary and secondary schools.
        伯利兹城最富盛名的旅游胜地莫过于巨大的水下天坑--蓝色巨洞以及玛雅遗址。
        A Sicilian Photographer of the Mafia and Her ‘Archive of Blood’
        坎蒂丝 斯瓦内普尔
        在3月2号,北韩政府网站我们民族之间警告北韩将对任何气球投放展开"炮弹和导弹的攻击,而不只是几下枪击"。
        尽管可以下载的课程具有较好前景,但在现实世界,得到官方承认的学历仍然基于课堂教学活动。初创公司采取了这样一种态度:如果他们无法以新的服务交付方式在高校的地盘上击败它们,那就应该与之建立合作伙伴关系。其结果是,他们忙着争取考试委员会核准他们的在线课程,使其可以算作学士或硕士学位资格的一部分。
        Chinese imports fell 18.8 per cent in October from the same month a year earlier, a slight improvement from the 20.4 per cent year-on-year fall in September. Sharply lower prices of oil and other commodities also helped scythe the bill.
        Yes, you want to know how to do most of your job. But there are also things you want to be learning; otherwise you are not growing professionally. If you have stopped learning at work, it's time to find a job where you will learn new skills and grow professionally.
        adj. 保守的,守旧的
        In the best possible way.

        7月份北京二手房市场“不火” 8月“低温”将延续

      • The dollar value of outbound shipments from China rose 12.3 per cent year on year in November, lifting from a revised pace of 6.8 per cent in October, and smashing a median forecast of 5 per cent from economists polled by Reuters.

        When she consults managers, Kay says many of them suspect something is fishy when their employees stop talking to them as often, whether it's to give an update, ask for an opinion or just say hello. As Kay puts it: "You're not doing the things you normally would have to keep the relationship going."
        谎言7:没错,约翰昨晚是和我在一起。说谎原因:这就是朋友该做的事。等下我们两个还要通通气,以免穿帮。
        新版《蜘蛛侠》是迄今为止最棒的一部,这主要是因为它很搞笑。这部电影就像是《早餐俱乐部》、《春天不是读书天》遇上《怪胎与书呆》式的幽默。
        三个泡沫分别是:20世纪90年代初的亚洲泡沫,90年代晚期的互联网泡沫,以及在2008年引起华尔街崩盘的那次泡沫,朱克斯称之为“信贷大泡沫”(Great Big Credit Bubble)。
        n. 回想,记忆,纪念品
        'People go crazy and it gets overwhelming.'
        3. Kate Upton
        7. 克里斯汀?斯图尔特
        I wonder if the Pelicans are in that position, too. It looks like their highest Brow-era pick will be Buddy Hield. That's not optimal.
        经销商:经销商们正在努力精简购车的文书手续以及时间。这会使他们留出更多的时间向消费者推销延长质保、喷漆、织物保护、防锈等附加服务。

        八卦丨潘石屹、吴晓波惊现地域大战

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        The film pulls heavily from the life of Arthur Bremer, who shot presidential candidate and segregationist George Wallace in 1972. Similarly to his film counterpart, Bremer shot Wallace shortly after being rebuffed by a young girl. Overall, though, his life was much less exciting than that of De Niro's character, with the biggest commonality between the two being that neither actually succeeds in killing a politician.
        Premiered on Jan 29, the drama received 7 points out of 10 on the country's popular review website Douban.
        我国经济基本面好,商业银行资本充足率、拨备覆盖率比较高,可动用的工具和手段多。对守住不发生系统性金融风险的底线,我们有信心和底气、有能力和办法。
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        The Veterans Day holiday, which pays tribute to all men and women who have served in the U.S. military, dates back to 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day to celebrate the end of fighting exactly one year earlier in World War One - "the war to end all wars" - between Germany and the allied nations of Britain, France and the United States. The armistice famously went into effect at "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."
        Dachis says: Zynga struggled to maintain its momentum and diversify its business in 2012. The difficult year was evident in reduced brand discussion and an increase in negativity from product shutdowns that leave the game company with a lot of work to do in 2013.
        Latest data from the US Treasury Department shows that India held securitie sworth $80 billion in September and further reduced its exposure to $77.5billion in October -- which is also a three-month low.
        8. You left your résumé in the freaking printer!
        康乃尔大学商学院院长兼该报告的合著者苏米特拉·达塔表示:“在提高创新素质上面投资是 缩小创新鸿沟的关键。”
        Yes. The government hasn’t won a vertical merger case in decades. According to the Department of Justice’s own review guidelines, “vertical mergers” between content owners like Time Warner and distributors like AT&T are much less worrisome than horizontal ones. Meanwhile, the Fang companies — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google — now dominate the digital entertainment landscape, which makes the government’s argument that the merger of two old-media firms would fundamentally alter competition even harder to make.
        两名美国人因研究医生与医院、学生与学校和人体器官与被移植者之间的有效匹配,昨天被授予诺贝尔经济学奖。
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        “渠道+资本”风席卷LED产业 照企能否在危机中求机遇?

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        While Cousins' volatile personality and high-usage tendencies present challenges, there are numerous justifications for rolling the dice:
        考克斯说:“没人真正知道末日是什么样子的,上帝又会如何让末日降临。”
        10.谎言和誓言的区别在于,一个是听的人当真了,一个是说的人当真了。

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        IMD participants praised the way their training pushed them out of their comfort zones and also the one-on-one coaching sessions tailored to their individual business situations. “It was an eye opener about what a good leader is,” commented one participant. “We learnt about ourselves first, what drives us and why, in order to manage others.”
        People walk in the rain along the swollen Potomac River in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, on Tuesday.
        The government is keen to encourage lending to small and medium-sized borrowers, many of whom do not have credit histories. Analysts estimate the number of Chinese consumers who are financially active but without access to credit to be 500m.

        If you come across any urgent problems, email contact@saylor.org or post in our discussion forum.

      • Certificate Final Exam

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        To receive a free Course Completion Certificate, you will need to earn a grade of 70% or higher on this final exam. Your grade for the exam will be calculated as soon as you complete it. If you do not pass the exam on your first try, you can take it again as many times as you want, with a 7-day waiting period between each attempt.

        Once you pass this final exam, you will be awarded a free Course Completion Certificate.

      • Saylor Direct Credit

        Take this exam if you want to earn college credit for this course. This course is eligible for college credit through Saylor Academy's Saylor Direct Credit Program.

        The Saylor Direct Credit Final Exam requires a proctor and a proctoring fee of $25. To pass this course and earn a Proctor-Verified Course Certificate and official transcript, you will need to earn a grade of 70% or higher on the Saylor Direct Credit Final Exam. Your grade for this exam will be calculated as soon as you complete it. If you do not pass the exam on your first try, you can take it again a maximum of 3 times, with a 14-day waiting period between each attempt.

        Once you pass this final exam, you will be awarded a Credit-Recommended Course Completion Certificate and an official transcript.