Ianthe Jeanne Dugan

Ianthe Jeanne Dugan is an American journalist. She is an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She earned the Gerald Loeb Award in 2000 for Deadline and/or Beat Writing for her article "The Rise of Day Trading",[1] and again in 2004 for Deadline Writing with Susanne Craig and Theo Francis for their story "The Day Grasso Quit as NYSE Chief".[2] She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist with a team for international reporting in 2017 for coverage of Turkey.[3] In 2018, she won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for coverage of self-driving cars.[4] She was the Wall Street reporter for The Washington Post and worked at Newsday and Business Week. She was lead researcher for the movie American Made.[5]


  1. ^ Lipinski, Lynn (May 23, 2000). "UCLA'S Anderson School Announces Winners of Loeb Competition and the Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award". UCLA. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "L.A. Times Columnist Wins Loeb Award". Los Angeles Times. June 30, 2004. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Finalist: The Wall Street Journal Staff". The Pulitzer Prizes. 2017. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  4. ^ "2017 Best in Business Honorees with Judges' Comments". sabew.org. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  5. ^ "American Made (2017)". IMDB. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
Acrylic trophy

An acrylic trophy is an alternative to the traditional glass, or crystal trophy. Acrylic glass can be molded into a variety of forms, and corporations will often create custom promotional items shaped like their products. They are manufactured by pouring acrylic casting resin into a mold. Embedments are acrylic trophies that have an item embedded into the resin. Many materials can be placed in an embedment – paper, metal, acetate sheets, etc. This creates the effect of an item floating within the acrylic statue.

These trophies are commonly made from Lucite, a branded form of acrylic developed by DuPont. One of the earliest uses of Lucite was in windshields for fighter planes during World War II. Following the war, DuPont promoted various consumer applications of Lucite, including its use in lamps, beer taps, hairbrushes, and jewelry. By virtue of its versatility, Lucite opened up a range of possible design options for deal toys and trophies, often resulting in keen competition among investment banks for the most creative and sophisticated pieces.Acrylic trophies can be manufactured in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. The most common styles are clear rectangular “Billboards”, star shapes, circles, and pyramids. These are often engraved with corporate logos and personalized with the name of the recipient. They are also used in awards ceremonies for many organizations.

Deal toys are acrylic trophies used in the financial industry in recognition of sales achievements. Deal toys are most commonly used within the financial industry, especially among investment banks, as a means of celebrating successful transactions. Since their beginnings in the 1970s, deal toys have become a fixture in the investment banking industry, and as multi-national and cross-border transactions have become increasingly common, they have done much to popularize the use of acrylic in gifts and trophies internationally.

Andrew Wiederhorn

Andrew A. Wiederhorn (born February 10, 1966) is an American businessman from Portland, Oregon. He founded Wilshire Credit Corporation and served as its CEO, by the age of 32 amassing a fortune estimated to be worth $140 million. Currently he is CEO and majority shareholder in Fog Cutter Capital, which had been listed for a time on NASDAQ (ticker symbol FCCG), but was delisted for failing to file its financial reports in a timely fashion.


Dugan or Duggan (Irish: Uí Dhúgáin) is an Irish surname derived from Ó Dubhagáinn.

Gerald Loeb Award winners for Deadline and Beat Reporting

The Gerald Loeb Award is given annually for multiple categories of business reporting. The category "Deadline and/or Beat Writing" was awarded in 1985–2000, "Beat Writing" in 2001, and "Deadline or Beat Writing" in 2002. Beginning in 2003, it was split into "Deadline Writing" (2003–2007) and "Beat Writing" (2003–2010). "Beat Writing" was replaced by "Beat Reporting" beginning in 2011.

List of Gerald Loeb Award winners

The Gerald Loeb Award is an annual journalism award, established in 1957 and administered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management since 1973. This is a list of winners since 2001; a list of winner during 1958-1996 is given at the web site of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Those honored receive a cash prize of USD $2,000.

Video/Audio, Audio, and Video winners

Beat Reporting, Beat Writing, Deadline and/or Beat Writing, Deadline or Beat Writing, and Deadline Writing winners

Matchbook FX

Matchbook FX was an internet-based electronic communication network ("ECN" or Electronic Trading Network) for trading currency online in the Spot-FX or Foreign exchange market. It operated between 1999 and 2002.

Norman Hsu

Norman Yung Yuen Hsu, born October 1951, is a convicted pyramid investment promoter who associated himself with the apparel industry. His business activities were intertwined with his role as a major fundraiser for the Democratic Party, and he gained notoriety after suspicious patterns of bundled campaign contributions were reported in 2007. Subsequently he was discovered to have been a long-time fugitive in connection with a 1992 fraud conviction. After turning himself in to California authorities in 2007 he fled the state again and was quickly recaptured.The U.S. Justice Department investigated whether Hsu illegally reimbursed political donations by associates and formally charged him with fraud. On 27 November 2007, a federal grand jury indicted Hsu on charges of violating federal campaign finance laws and defrauding investors "out of at least $20 million."

North Shore High School (New York)

North Shore High School is located in Glen Head, New York. It opened in September 1957 and graduated its first class in June 1958. The first principal was Dr. John French.

The school is a part of the North Shore School District. As of 2006, approximately 841 students attend North Shore High School. The current principal is Albert Cousins. In 2008, Newsweek ranked North Shore as the 263rd best public school in the country. North Shore's athletic teams are known as the Vikings, and have a long-time rivalry with neighboring Glen Cove High School.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 911 students and 74.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.2:1. There were 45 students (4.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 17 (1.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.For many years North Shore has had an "open campus" policy, where students were allowed to leave campus during lunch and other free periods so they could work on independent projects. Some community members wanted North Shore to become a "closed campus," where leaving campus was not permitted during free periods. They were concerned due to automobile and pedestrian safety and possibilities of students conducting recreational drug usage off campus.

Small business financing

Small business financing (also referred to as startup financing - especially when referring to a investment in a startup company - or franchise financing) refers to the means by which an aspiring or current business owner obtains money to start a new small business, purchase an existing small business or bring money into an existing small business to finance current or future business activity. There are many ways to finance a new or existing business, each of which features its own benefits and limitations. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2007–08, the availability of traditional types of small business financing dramatically decreased. At the same time, alternative types of small business financing have emerged. In this context, it is instructive to divide the types of small business financing into the two broad categories of traditional and alternative small business financing options.

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